AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2020 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-CM Codes

Superficial Injury of Thorax

Category S20, Superficial injury of thorax, has been expanded and codes created to separately identify the middle and bilateral walls of the front thorax (e.g. bilateral front wall, middle front wall) to better track injuries of these specific sites. Codes already exist for the left, right, and unspecified front and back walls of the thorax. This change results in 54 new codes after applying the 7th characters for initial encounter, subsequent encounter and sequelae for the following superficial injuries:Contusion (S20.2-) Unspecified superficial injury (S20.30-) Abrasion (S20.31-) Blister (S20.32-) External constriction (S20.34-) Superficial foreign...

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