Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 807.4
Flail chest
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 807.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 807.4 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).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 807.4 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S22.5XXA Flail chest, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S22.5XXB Flail chest, initial encounter for open fracture
Approximate Synonyms
  • Closed flail chest
  • Flail chest (multiple rib fractures)
  • Open flail chest
  • Open flail chest (multiple rib fractures)
Clinical Information
  • A complication of multiple rib fractures, rib and sternum fractures, or thoracic surgery. A portion of the chest wall becomes isolated from the thoracic cage and exhibits paradoxical respiration
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 807.4:
  • Flail
  • Fracture (abduction) (adduction) (avulsion) (compression) (crush) (dislocation) (oblique) (separation) (closed) 829.0
    • with flail chest (open) 807.4
    • sternum (closed) 807.2
      • with flail chest (open) 807.4
      • open 807.3
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