2021 ICD-10-CM Code S00.3

Superficial injury of nose

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S00.3 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of superficial injury of nose. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 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.

Short Description:Superficial injury of nose
Long Description:Superficial injury of nose

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Superficial injury of nose

Header codes like S00.3 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 superficial injury of nose:

  • S00.30 - Unspecified superficial injury of nose
  • S00.30XA - Unspecified superficial injury of nose, initial encounter
  • S00.30XD - Unspecified superficial injury of nose, subsequent encounter
  • S00.30XS - Unspecified superficial injury of nose, sequela
  • S00.31 - Abrasion of nose
  • S00.31XA - Abrasion of nose, initial encounter
  • S00.31XD - Abrasion of nose, subsequent encounter
  • S00.31XS - Abrasion of nose, sequela
  • S00.32 - Blister (nonthermal) of nose
  • S00.32XA - Blister (nonthermal) of nose, initial encounter
  • S00.32XD - Blister (nonthermal) of nose, subsequent encounter
  • S00.32XS - Blister (nonthermal) of nose, sequela
  • S00.33 - Contusion of nose
  • S00.33XA - Contusion of nose, initial encounter
  • S00.33XD - Contusion of nose, subsequent encounter
  • S00.33XS - Contusion of nose, sequela
  • S00.34 - External constriction of nose
  • S00.34XA - External constriction of nose, initial encounter
  • S00.34XD - External constriction of nose, subsequent encounter
  • S00.34XS - External constriction of nose, sequela
  • S00.35 - Superficial foreign body of nose
  • S00.35XA - Superficial foreign body of nose, initial encounter
  • S00.35XD - Superficial foreign body of nose, subsequent encounter
  • S00.35XS - Superficial foreign body of nose, sequela
  • S00.36 - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of nose
  • S00.36XA - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of nose, initial encounter
  • S00.36XD - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of nose, subsequent encounter
  • S00.36XS - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of nose, sequela
  • S00.37 - Other superficial bite of nose
  • S00.37XA - Other superficial bite of nose, initial encounter
  • S00.37XD - Other superficial bite of nose, subsequent encounter
  • S00.37XS - Other superficial bite of nose, sequela

Information for Patients

Nose Injuries and Disorders

Also called: Nasal disorders

Your nose is important to your health. It filters the air you breathe, removing dust, germs, and irritants. It warms and moistens the air to keep your lungs and tubes that lead to them from drying out. Your nose also contains the nerve cells that help your sense of smell. When there is a problem with your nose, your whole body can suffer. For example, the stuffy nose of the common cold can make it hard for you to breathe, sleep, or get comfortable.

Many problems besides the common cold can affect the nose. They include

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Wounds and Injuries

Also called: Traumatic 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

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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)