Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 839.31
Open dislocation thoracic vertebra
  • Short description: Disloc thoracic vert-opn.
  • ICD-9-CM 839.31 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 839.31 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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839.31 can be converted using the following scenario:
Scenario 1
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S23.101A Dislocation of unspecified thoracic vertebra, initial encounter
  • With:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S21.209A Unspecified open wound of unspecified back wall of thorax without penetration into thoracic cavity, initial encounter
Approximate Synonyms
  • Subluxation complex of thoracic vertebra
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 839.31:
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