Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 848.40
Sternum sprain unspecified part
  • Short description: SPRAIN OF STERNUM NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 848.40 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 848.40 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 848.40 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S23.429A Unspecified sprain of sternum, initial encounter
Approximate Synonyms
  • Sprain of sternum
  • Sternum sprain
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 848.40:
  • Sprain, strain (joint) (ligament) (muscle) (tendon) 848.9
    • breast bone 848.40
    • sternum 848.40
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