ICD-10-CM Code S01.3

Open wound of ear

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S01.3 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 ear. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

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

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

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

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


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:

  • Ear infections are the most common illness in infants and young children.
  • Tinnitus, a roaring in your ears, can be the result of loud noises, medicines or a variety of other causes.
  • Meniere's disease may be the result of fluid problems in your inner ear; its symptoms include tinnitus and dizziness.
  • Ear barotrauma is an injury to your ear because of changes in barometric (air) or water pressure.

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

  • Animal bites
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Dislocations
  • Electrical injuries
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains

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