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forolaaldea-10-CM Code S40.871
Other superficial bite of right upper arm

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."
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forolaaldea Code S40.871 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'other superficial bite of right upper arm' 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 S40.871A initial encounter
D S40.871D subsequent encounter
S S40.871S 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 forolaaldea-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 forolaaldea code S40 is used to code Bruise

A bruise, or contusion, is a type of hematoma of tissue in which capillaries and sometimes venules are damaged by trauma, allowing blood to seep, hemorrhage, or extravasate into the surrounding interstitial tissues. Bruises, which do not blanch under pressure, can involve capillaries at the level of skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscle, or bone. Bruises are not to be confused with other similar-looking lesions primarily distinguished by their by their diameter or causation. These lesions include petechia (< 3 mm result from numerous and diverse etiologies such as adverse reactions from medications such as warfarin, straining, asphyxiation, platelet disorders and diseases such as cytomegalovirus), purpura (3 mm to 1 cm, classified as palpable purpura or non-palpable purpura and indicates various pathologic conditions such as thrombocytopenia), and ecchymosis (>1 cm caused blood dissecting through tissue planes and settled in an area remote from the site of trauma or pathology such as periorbital ecchymosis, i.e.,"raccoon eyes", arising from a basilar skull fracture or from a neuroblastoma).

Specialty: Emergency Medicine
MeSH Codes: D003288, D003288, D003288, D003288, D003288
forolaaldea 9 Codes: 920, 921, 922, 923, 924

Bruise on upper leg caused by a blunt object

Source: Wikipedia

Parent Code: S40.87 - Other superficial bite of upper arm

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