ICD-10-CM Code S00.53

Contusion of lip and oral cavity

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S00.53 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of contusion of lip and oral cavity. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Short Description:Contusion of lip and oral cavity
Long Description:Contusion of lip and oral cavity

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

  • 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

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


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.

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