×
results found in ( seconds)
Code
Description
We are looking for ways to improve. If you have an suggestion for how ICD.Codes could be better, submit your idea!

ICD-10-CM Code S82
Fracture of lower leg, including ankle

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.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code S82 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the nine child codes of S82 that describes the diagnosis 'fracture of lower leg, including ankle' in more detail.


Coding Notes for S82 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Notes:
A fracture not indicated as displaced or nondisplaced should be coded to displaced
A fracture not indicated as open or closed should be coded to closed
The open fracture designations are based on the Gustilo open fracture classification
Code Includes Notes:
Includes
Includes notes further define, or give examples of, conditions included in the section.
Fracture of malleolus
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Traumatic amputation of lower leg - instead, use code S88.-
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
Fracture of foot, except ankle - instead, use code S92.-
Periprosthetic fracture of prosthetic implant of knee (T84.042, T84.043) - instead, use code T84.042
7th Character Extension Notes:

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
The appropriate 7th character is to be added to all codes from category See Code S82
sevenChrDef:
Initial encounter for open fracture NOS

** This Document Provided By ICD.Codes **
Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/S82