Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 880.21
Open wound of scapular region, with tendon involvement
  • Short description: Opn wnd scapula w tendon.
  • ICD-9-CM 880.21 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 880.21 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 880.21: 2013 2014.
880.21 can be converted using the following scenario:
Scenario 1
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S46.929A Laceration of unspecified muscle, fascia and tendon at shoulder and upper arm level, unspecified arm, initial encounter
  • With:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S41.009A Unspecified open wound of unspecified shoulder, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 880.21:
  • Wound, open (by cutting or piercing instrument) (by firearms) (cut) (dissection) (incised) (laceration) (penetration) (perforating) (puncture) (with initial hemorrhage, not internal) 879.8
    • scapular region 880.01
      • with tendon involvement 880.21
      • complicated 880.11
      • involving other sites of upper arm 880.09
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