Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 880.23
Open wound of upper arm, with tendon involvement
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 880.23 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 880.23 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).
880.23 can be converted using the following scenario:
Scenario 1
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S46.929A Laceration of unspecified muscle, fascia and tendon at shoulder and upper arm level, unspecified arm, initial encounter
  • With:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S41.109A Unspecified open wound of unspecified upper arm, initial encounter
Approximate Synonyms
  • Left biceps tendon laceration
  • Left long head of biceps tendon laceration
  • Left triceps tendon laceration
  • Left upper arm tendon laceration
  • Right biceps tendon laceration
  • Right long head of biceps tendon laceration
  • Right triceps tendon laceration
  • Right upper arm tendon laceration
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 880.23:
  • Wound, open (by cutting or piercing instrument) (by firearms) (cut) (dissection) (incised) (laceration) (penetration) (perforating) (puncture) (with initial hemorrhage, not internal) 879.8
    • arm 884.0
      • with tendon involvement 884.2
      • complicated 884.1
      • forearm 881.00
      • multiple sites - see Wound, open, multiple, upper limb
      • upper 880.03
        • with tendon involvement 880.23
        • complicated 880.13
        • multiple sites (with axillary or shoulder regions) 880.09
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