Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 838.19
Open dislocation of foot, other
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 838.19 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 838.19 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).
838.19 can be converted using the following scenario:
Scenario 1
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S93.336A Other dislocation of unspecified foot, initial encounter
  • With:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S91.109A Unspecified open wound of unspecified toe(s) without damage to nail, initial encounter
Approximate Synonyms
  • Open dislocation of phalanx of foot
  • Open dislocation of phalanx of left foot
  • Open dislocation of phalanx of right foot
  • Open left toe dislocation
  • Open right toe dislocation
  • Open traumatic subluxation, subtalar joint
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 838.19:
  • Dislocation (articulation) (closed) (displacement) (simple) (subluxation) 839.8
    • phalanx
      • foot or toe (closed) 838.09
        • open 838.19
      • hand or finger (see also Dislocation, finger) 834.00
    • toe(s) (closed) 838.09
      • open 838.19
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 838.19 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.