2021 ICD-10-CM Code S01.352

Open bite of left ear

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S01.352 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 bite of left ear. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 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.

The ICD-10-CM code S01.352 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like animal bite of ear region, dog bite of ear region, open wound of left ear or open wound of left ear due to dog bite.

ICD-10:S01.352
Short Description:Open bite of left ear
Long Description:Open bite of left ear

Code Classification

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 bite of left ear

Non-specific codes like S01.352 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 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

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

Information for Patients


Animal Bites

Also called: Cat bites, Dog bites

Wild animals usually avoid people. They might attack, however, if they feel threatened, are sick, or are protecting their young or territory. Attacks by pets are more common. Animal bites rarely are life-threatening, but if they become infected, you can develop serious medical problems.

To prevent animal bites and complications from bites

If an animal bites you, clean the wound with soap and water as soon as possible. Get medical attention if necessary.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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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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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)