2021 ICD-10-CM Code S01.8

Open wound of other parts of head

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S01.8 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 other parts of head. 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.

ICD-10:S01.8
Short Description:Open wound of other parts of head
Long Description:Open wound of other parts of head

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Open wound of other parts of head

Non-specific codes like S01.8 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 other parts of head:

  • Use S01.80 for Unspecified open wound of other part of head NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S01.80XA for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S01.80XD for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S01.80XS for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S01.81 for Laceration without foreign body of other part of head NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S01.81XA for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S01.81XD for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S01.81XS for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S01.82 for Laceration with foreign body of other part of head NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S01.82XA for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S01.82XD for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S01.82XS for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S01.83 for Puncture wound without foreign body of other part of head NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S01.83XA for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S01.83XD for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S01.83XS for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S01.84 for Puncture wound with foreign body of other part of head NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S01.84XA for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S01.84XD for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S01.84XS for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S01.85 for Open bite of other part of head NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S01.85XA for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S01.85XD for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S01.85XS for sequela BILLABLE 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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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)