ICD-10-CM Code S00.5

Superficial injury of lip and oral cavity

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S00.5 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 lip and oral cavity. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S00.5
Short Description:Superficial injury of lip and oral cavity
Long Description:Superficial injury of lip and oral cavity

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

  • S00.50 - Unspecified superficial injury of lip and oral cavity
  • S00.501 - Unspecified superficial injury of lip
  • S00.501A - Unspecified superficial injury of lip, initial encounter
  • S00.501D - Unspecified superficial injury of lip, subsequent encounter
  • S00.501S - Unspecified superficial injury of lip, sequela
  • S00.502 - Unspecified superficial injury of oral cavity
  • S00.502A - Unspecified superficial injury of oral cavity, initial encounter
  • S00.502D - Unspecified superficial injury of oral cavity, subsequent encounter
  • S00.502S - Unspecified superficial injury of oral cavity, sequela
  • S00.51 - Abrasion of lip and oral cavity
  • S00.511 - Abrasion of lip
  • S00.511A - Abrasion of lip, initial encounter
  • S00.511D - Abrasion of lip, subsequent encounter
  • S00.511S - Abrasion of lip, sequela
  • S00.512 - Abrasion of oral cavity
  • S00.512A - Abrasion of oral cavity, initial encounter
  • S00.512D - Abrasion of oral cavity, subsequent encounter
  • S00.512S - Abrasion of oral cavity, sequela
  • S00.52 - Blister (nonthermal) of lip and oral cavity
  • S00.521 - Blister (nonthermal) of lip
  • S00.521A - Blister (nonthermal) of lip, initial encounter
  • S00.521D - Blister (nonthermal) of lip, subsequent encounter
  • S00.521S - Blister (nonthermal) of lip, sequela
  • S00.522 - Blister (nonthermal) of oral cavity
  • S00.522A - Blister (nonthermal) of oral cavity, initial encounter
  • S00.522D - Blister (nonthermal) of oral cavity, subsequent encounter
  • S00.522S - Blister (nonthermal) of oral cavity, sequela
  • S00.53 - Contusion of lip and oral cavity
  • S00.531 - Contusion of lip
  • S00.531A - Contusion of lip, initial encounter
  • S00.531D - Contusion of lip, subsequent encounter
  • S00.531S - Contusion of lip, sequela
  • S00.532 - Contusion of oral cavity
  • S00.532A - Contusion of oral cavity, initial encounter
  • S00.532D - Contusion of oral cavity, subsequent encounter
  • S00.532S - Contusion of oral cavity, sequela
  • S00.54 - External constriction of lip and oral cavity
  • S00.541 - External constriction of lip
  • S00.541A - External constriction of lip, initial encounter
  • S00.541D - External constriction of lip, subsequent encounter
  • S00.541S - External constriction of lip, sequela
  • S00.542 - External constriction of oral cavity
  • S00.542A - External constriction of oral cavity, initial encounter
  • S00.542D - External constriction of oral cavity, subsequent encounter
  • S00.542S - External constriction of oral cavity, sequela
  • S00.55 - Superficial foreign body of lip and oral cavity
  • S00.551 - Superficial foreign body of lip
  • S00.551A - Superficial foreign body of lip, initial encounter
  • S00.551D - Superficial foreign body of lip, subsequent encounter
  • S00.551S - Superficial foreign body of lip, sequela
  • S00.552 - Superficial foreign body of oral cavity
  • S00.552A - Superficial foreign body of oral cavity, initial encounter
  • S00.552D - Superficial foreign body of oral cavity, subsequent encounter
  • S00.552S - Superficial foreign body of oral cavity, sequela
  • S00.56 - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of lip and oral cavity
  • S00.561 - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of lip
  • S00.561A - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of lip, initial encounter
  • S00.561D - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of lip, subsequent encounter
  • S00.561S - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of lip, sequela
  • S00.562 - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of oral cavity
  • S00.562A - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of oral cavity, initial encounter
  • S00.562D - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of oral cavity, subsequent encounter
  • S00.562S - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of oral cavity, sequela
  • S00.57 - Other superficial bite of lip and oral cavity
  • S00.571 - Other superficial bite of lip
  • S00.571A - Other superficial bite of lip, initial encounter
  • S00.571D - Other superficial bite of lip, subsequent encounter
  • S00.571S - Other superficial bite of lip, sequela
  • S00.572 - Other superficial bite of oral cavity
  • S00.572A - Other superficial bite of oral cavity, initial encounter
  • S00.572D - Other superficial bite of oral cavity, subsequent encounter
  • S00.572S - Other superficial bite of oral cavity, 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


Mouth Disorders

Your mouth is one of the most important parts of your body. It has many different functions. It allows you to

  • Take in food and drink
  • Breathe in air
  • Start digestion, with your teeth chewing the food you eat and your salivary glands releasing saliva to help break down the food
  • Speak and sing
  • Show emotion, by smiling or pouting

Any problem that affects your mouth can make it hard to eat, drink, or even smile. Some common mouth problems include

  • Cold sores - painful sores on the lips and around the mouth, caused by a virus
  • Canker sores - painful sores in the mouth, caused by bacteria or viruses
  • Thrush - a yeast infection that causes white patches in your mouth
  • Leukoplakia - white patches of excess cell growth on the cheeks, gums or tongue, common in smokers
  • Dry mouth - a lack of enough saliva, caused by some medicines and certain diseases
  • Gum or tooth problems
  • Bad breath

Treatment for mouth disorders varies, depending on the problem. If a mouth problem is caused by some other disease, treating that disease can help. It is also important to keep your mouth clean and healthy by brushing, flossing, and not using tobacco.


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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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