ICD-10-CM Code S00.0

Superficial injury of scalp

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S00.0 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of superficial injury of scalp. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S00.0
Short Description:Superficial injury of scalp
Long Description:Superficial injury of scalp

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • S00.00 - Unspecified superficial injury of scalp
  • S00.00XA - Unspecified superficial injury of scalp, initial encounter
  • S00.00XD - Unspecified superficial injury of scalp, subsequent encounter
  • S00.00XS - Unspecified superficial injury of scalp, sequela
  • S00.01 - Abrasion of scalp
  • S00.01XA - Abrasion of scalp, initial encounter
  • S00.01XD - Abrasion of scalp, subsequent encounter
  • S00.01XS - Abrasion of scalp, sequela
  • S00.02 - Blister (nonthermal) of scalp
  • S00.02XA - Blister (nonthermal) of scalp, initial encounter
  • S00.02XD - Blister (nonthermal) of scalp, subsequent encounter
  • S00.02XS - Blister (nonthermal) of scalp, sequela
  • S00.03 - Contusion of scalp
  • S00.03XA - Contusion of scalp, initial encounter
  • S00.03XD - Contusion of scalp, subsequent encounter
  • S00.03XS - Contusion of scalp, sequela
  • S00.04 - External constriction of part of scalp
  • S00.04XA - External constriction of part of scalp, initial encounter
  • S00.04XD - External constriction of part of scalp, subsequent encounter
  • S00.04XS - External constriction of part of scalp, sequela
  • S00.05 - Superficial foreign body of scalp
  • S00.05XA - Superficial foreign body of scalp, initial encounter
  • S00.05XD - Superficial foreign body of scalp, subsequent encounter
  • S00.05XS - Superficial foreign body of scalp, sequela
  • S00.06 - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of scalp
  • S00.06XA - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of scalp, initial encounter
  • S00.06XD - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of scalp, subsequent encounter
  • S00.06XS - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of scalp, sequela
  • S00.07 - Other superficial bite of scalp
  • S00.07XA - Other superficial bite of scalp, initial encounter
  • S00.07XD - Other superficial bite of scalp, subsequent encounter
  • S00.07XS - Other superficial bite of scalp, sequela

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the head (S00-S09)
      • Superficial injury of head (S00)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Wounds and Injuries

An injury is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries can happen at work or play, indoors or outdoors, driving a car, or walking across the street.

Wounds are injuries that break the skin or other body tissues. They include cuts, scrapes, scratches, and punctured skin. They often happen because of an accident, but surgery, sutures, and stitches also cause wounds. Minor wounds usually aren't serious, but it is important to clean them. Serious and infected wounds may require first aid followed by a visit to your doctor. You should also seek attention if the wound is deep, you cannot close it yourself, you cannot stop the bleeding or get the dirt out, or it does not heal.

Other common types of injuries include

  • Animal bites
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Dislocations
  • Electrical injuries
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains

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