2022 ICD-10-CM Code S01.3

Open wound of ear

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:S01.3
Short Description:Open wound of ear
Long Description:Open wound of ear

Code Classification

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

S01.3 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of open wound of ear. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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.

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Open wound of head (S01). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Open wound of ear

Non-specific codes like S01.3 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 open wound of ear:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S01.30 for Unspecified open wound of ear
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S01.301 for Unspecified open wound of right ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.301A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.301D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.301S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S01.302 for Unspecified open wound of left ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.302A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.302D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.302S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S01.309 for Unspecified open wound of unspecified ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.309A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.309D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.309S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S01.31 for Laceration without foreign body of ear
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S01.311 for Laceration without foreign body of right ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.311A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.311D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.311S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S01.312 for Laceration without foreign body of left ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.312A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.312D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.312S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S01.319 for Laceration without foreign body of unspecified ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.319A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.319D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.319S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S01.32 for Laceration with foreign body of ear
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S01.321 for Laceration with foreign body of right ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.321A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.321D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.321S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S01.322 for Laceration with foreign body of left ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.322A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.322D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.322S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S01.329 for Laceration with foreign body of unspecified ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.329A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.329D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.329S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S01.33 for Puncture wound without foreign body of ear
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S01.331 for Puncture wound without foreign body of right ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.331A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.331D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.331S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S01.332 for Puncture wound without foreign body of left ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.332A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.332D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.332S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S01.339 for Puncture wound without foreign body of unspecified ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.339A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.339D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.339S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S01.34 for Puncture wound with foreign body of ear
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S01.341 for Puncture wound with foreign body of right ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.341A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.341D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.341S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S01.342 for Puncture wound with foreign body of left ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.342A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.342D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.342S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S01.349 for Puncture wound with foreign body of unspecified ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.349A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.349D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.349S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S01.35 for Open bite of ear
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S01.351 for Open bite of right ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.351A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.351D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.351S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S01.352 for Open bite of left ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.352A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.352D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.352S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S01.359 for Open bite of unspecified ear
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.359A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.359D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.359S for sequela

Information for Patients


Ear Disorders

Your ear has three main parts: outer, middle and inner. You use all of them in hearing. Sound waves come in through your outer ear. They reach your middle ear, where they make your eardrum vibrate. The vibrations are transmitted through three tiny bones, called ossicles, in your middle ear. The vibrations travel to your inner ear, a snail-shaped organ. The inner ear makes the nerve impulses that are sent to the brain. Your brain recognizes them as sounds. The inner ear also controls balance.

A variety of conditions may affect your hearing or balance:

Some ear disorders can result in hearing disorders and deafness.


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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


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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)