ICD-10-CM Code S01.0

Open wound of scalp

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S01.0 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of open wound of scalp. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S01.0
Short Description:Open wound of scalp
Long Description:Open wound of scalp

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

  • S01.00 - Unspecified open wound of scalp
  • S01.00XA - Unspecified open wound of scalp, initial encounter
  • S01.00XD - Unspecified open wound of scalp, subsequent encounter
  • S01.00XS - Unspecified open wound of scalp, sequela
  • S01.01 - Laceration without foreign body of scalp
  • S01.01XA - Laceration without foreign body of scalp, initial encounter
  • S01.01XD - Laceration without foreign body of scalp, subsequent encounter
  • S01.01XS - Laceration without foreign body of scalp, sequela
  • S01.02 - Laceration with foreign body of scalp
  • S01.02XA - Laceration with foreign body of scalp, initial encounter
  • S01.02XD - Laceration with foreign body of scalp, subsequent encounter
  • S01.02XS - Laceration with foreign body of scalp, sequela
  • S01.03 - Puncture wound without foreign body of scalp
  • S01.03XA - Puncture wound without foreign body of scalp, initial encounter
  • S01.03XD - Puncture wound without foreign body of scalp, subsequent encounter
  • S01.03XS - Puncture wound without foreign body of scalp, sequela
  • S01.04 - Puncture wound with foreign body of scalp
  • S01.04XA - Puncture wound with foreign body of scalp, initial encounter
  • S01.04XD - Puncture wound with foreign body of scalp, subsequent encounter
  • S01.04XS - Puncture wound with foreign body of scalp, sequela
  • S01.05 - Open bite of scalp
  • S01.05XA - Open bite of scalp, initial encounter
  • S01.05XD - Open bite of scalp, subsequent encounter
  • S01.05XS - Open bite of scalp, 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 S01.0:

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • avulsion of scalp S08.0

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the head (S00-S09)
      • Open wound of head (S01)

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


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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