Not Valid for Submission
S00.43 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of contusion of ear. 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.
Specific Coding for Contusion of ear
Header codes like S00.43 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 contusion of ear:
- S00.431 - Contusion of right ear
- S00.431A - Contusion of right ear, initial encounter
- S00.431D - Contusion of right ear, subsequent encounter
- S00.431S - Contusion of right ear, sequela
- S00.432 - Contusion of left ear
- S00.432A - Contusion of left ear, initial encounter
- S00.432D - Contusion of left ear, subsequent encounter
- S00.432S - Contusion of left ear, sequela
- S00.439 - Contusion of unspecified ear
- S00.439A - Contusion of unspecified ear, initial encounter
- S00.439D - Contusion of unspecified ear, subsequent encounter
- S00.439S - Contusion of unspecified ear, sequela
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code S00.43:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Bruise of ear
- Hematoma of ear
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 S00.43 are found in the index:
Information for Patients
Also called: Contusion, Ecchymoses
A bruise is a mark on your skin caused by blood trapped under the surface. It happens when an injury crushes small blood vessels but does not break the skin. Those vessels break open and leak blood under the skin.
Bruises are often painful and swollen. You can get skin, muscle and bone bruises. Bone bruises are the most serious.
It can take months for a bruise to fade, but most last about two weeks. They start off a reddish color, and then turn bluish-purple and greenish-yellow before returning to normal. To reduce bruising, ice the injured area and elevate it above your heart. See your health care provider if you seem to bruise for no reason, or if the bruise appears to be infected.
- Bleeding into the skin (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Bruise (Medical Encyclopedia)