2022 ICD-10-CM Code S00.21

Abrasion of eyelid and periocular area

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:S00.21
Short Description:Abrasion of eyelid and periocular area
Long Description:Abrasion of eyelid and periocular area

Code Classification

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

S00.21 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of abrasion of eyelid and periocular area. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Superficial injury of head (S00). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Abrasion of eyelid and periocular area

Non-specific codes like S00.21 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for abrasion of eyelid and periocular area:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S00.211 for Abrasion of right eyelid and periocular area
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S00.211A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S00.211D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S00.211S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S00.212 for Abrasion of left eyelid and periocular area
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S00.212A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S00.212D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S00.212S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S00.219 for Abrasion of unspecified eyelid and periocular area
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S00.219A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S00.219D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S00.219S for sequela

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code S00.21 are found in the index:

Information for Patients


Eye Injuries

The structure of your face helps protect your eyes from injury. Still, injuries can damage your eye, sometimes severely enough that you could lose your vision. Most eye injuries are preventable. If you play sports or work in certain jobs, you may need protection.

The most common type of injury happens when something irritates the outer surface of your eye. Certain jobs such as industrial jobs or hobbies such as carpentry make this type of injury more likely. It's also more likely if you wear contact lenses.

Chemicals or heat can burn your eyes. With chemicals, the pain may cause you to close your eyes. This traps the irritant next to the eye and may cause more damage. You should wash out your eye right away while you wait for medical help.


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)