Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 881.21
Open wound of elbow, with tendon involvement
  • 2014
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • Short description: Opn wound elbow w tendon.
  • ICD-9-CM 881.21 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 881.21 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).
  • You are viewing the 2014 version of ICD-9-CM 881.21.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 881.21: 2015.
881.21 can be converted using the following scenario:
Scenario 1
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S56.929A Laceration of unspecified muscles, fascia and tendons at forearm level, unspecified arm, initial encounter
  • With:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S51.009A Unspecified open wound of unspecified elbow, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 881.21:
  • Wound, open (by cutting or piercing instrument) (by firearms) (cut) (dissection) (incised) (laceration) (penetration) (perforating) (puncture) (with initial hemorrhage, not internal) 879.8
    • elbow 881.01
      • with tendon involvement 881.21
      • complicated 881.11
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