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ICD-10-CM Code S79.132
Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of lower end of left femur

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
7th Character Required
7th Character Required
Code requires 7th Character Extension identifier. This 7th Character usually captures Episode of Care information, such as "Initial Encounter," "Subsquent Encounter," or "Sequela."
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code S79.132 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'sltr-haris type iii physeal fx lower end of left femur' in more detail. The 7th characters that can be added, and the resulting billable codes, are as follows:


7th Digit Billable Code 7th Digit Specifies
A S79.132A initial encounter
D S79.132D subsequent encounter
G S79.132G subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
K S79.132K subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
P S79.132P subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
S S79.132S sequela

What is 7th Character Extension?

For codes less than 6 characters that require a 7th character a placeholder 'X' should be assigned for all characters less than 6. The 7th character must always be the 7th position of a code. E.g. The ICD-10-CM code T67.4 (Heat exhaustion due to salt depletion) requires an Episode of Care identifier. T67.4XXA Initial Encounter or T67.4XXD Subsequent Encounter. More Info

Parent Code: S79.13 - Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of lower end of femur

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