2021 ICD-10-CM Code S01.51

Laceration of lip and oral cavity without foreign body

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S01.51 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of laceration of lip and oral cavity without foreign body. The code 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.

ICD-10:S01.51
Short Description:Laceration of lip and oral cavity without foreign body
Long Description:Laceration of lip and oral cavity without foreign body

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Laceration of lip and oral cavity without foreign body

Header codes like S01.51 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 laceration of lip and oral cavity without foreign body:

  • S01.511 - Laceration without foreign body of lip
  • S01.511A - Laceration without foreign body of lip, initial encounter
  • S01.511D - Laceration without foreign body of lip, subsequent encounter
  • S01.511S - Laceration without foreign body of lip, sequela
  • S01.512 - Laceration without foreign body of oral cavity
  • S01.512A - Laceration without foreign body of oral cavity, initial encounter
  • S01.512D - Laceration without foreign body of oral cavity, subsequent encounter
  • S01.512S - Laceration without foreign body of oral cavity, sequela

Information for Patients


Mouth Disorders

Your mouth is one of the most important parts of your body. It has many different functions. It allows you to

Any problem that affects your mouth can make it hard to eat, drink, or even smile. Some common mouth problems include

Treatment for mouth disorders varies, depending on the problem. If a mouth problem is caused by some other disease, treating that disease can help. It is also important to keep your mouth clean and healthy by brushing, flossing, and not using tobacco.


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Wounds and Injuries

Also called: Traumatic 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)