2021 ICD-10-CM Code S02.8

Fractures of other specified skull and facial bones

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S02.8 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of fractures of other specified skull and facial bones. 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:S02.8
Short Description:Fractures of other specified skull and facial bones
Long Description:Fractures of other specified skull and facial bones

Code Classification

Coding Guidelines

The principles of multiple coding of injuries should be followed in coding fractures. Fractures of specified sites are coded individually by site nd the level of detail furnished by medical record content.

A fracture not indicated as open or closed should be coded to closed. A fracture not indicated whether displaced or not displaced should be coded to displaced.

Initial vs. Subsequent Encounter for Fractures

Traumatic fractures are coded using the appropriate 7th character for initial encounter (A, B, C) for each encounter where the patient is receiving active treatment for the fracture. The appropriate 7th character for initial encounter should also be assigned for a patient who delayed seeking treatment for the fracture or nonunion.

Fractures are coded using the appropriate 7th character for subsequent care for encounters after the patient has completed active treatment of the fracture and is receiving routine care for the fracture during the healing or recovery phase.

Care for complications of surgical treatment for fracture repairs during the healing or recovery phase should be coded with the appropriate complication codes.

Care of complications of fractures, such as malunion and nonunion, should be reported with the appropriate 7th character for subsequent care with nonunion (K, M, N,) or subsequent care with malunion (P, Q, R).

Malunion/nonunion: The appropriate 7th character for initial encounter should also be assigned for a patient who delayed seeking treatment for the fracture or nonunion.

The open fracture designations in the assignment of the 7th character for fractures of the forearm, femur and lower leg, including ankle are based on the Gustilo open fracture classification. When the Gustilo classification type is not specified for an open fracture, the 7th character for open fracture type I or II should be assigned (B, E, H, M, Q).

Specific Coding for Fractures of other specified skull and facial bones

Non-specific codes like S02.8 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 fractures of other specified skull and facial bones:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S02.80 for Fracture of other specified skull and facial bones, unspecified side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.80XA for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.80XB for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.80XD for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.80XG for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.80XK for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.80XS for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S02.81 for Fracture of other specified skull and facial bones, right side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.81XA for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.81XB for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.81XD for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.81XG for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.81XK for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.81XS for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S02.82 for Fracture of other specified skull and facial bones, left side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.82XA for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.82XB for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.82XD for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.82XG for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.82XK for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.82XS for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S02.83 for Fracture of medial orbital wall
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S02.831 for Fracture of medial orbital wall, right side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.831A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.831B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.831D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.831G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.831K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.831S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S02.832 for Fracture of medial orbital wall, left side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.832A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.832B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.832D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.832G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.832K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.832S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S02.839 for Fracture of medial orbital wall, unspecified side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.839A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.839B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.839D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.839G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.839K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.839S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S02.84 for Fracture of lateral orbital wall
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S02.841 for Fracture of lateral orbital wall, right side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.841A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.841B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.841D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.841G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.841K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.841S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S02.842 for Fracture of lateral orbital wall, left side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.842A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.842B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.842D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.842G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.842K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.842S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S02.849 for Fracture of lateral orbital wall, unspecified side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.849A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.849B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.849D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.849G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.849K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.849S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S02.85 for Fracture of orbit, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.85XA for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.85XB for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.85XD for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.85XG for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.85XK for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S02.85XS for sequela

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code S02.8:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code S02.8 are found in the index:

Information for Patients


Facial Injuries and Disorders

Face injuries and disorders can cause pain and affect how you look. In severe cases, they can affect sight, speech, breathing and your ability to swallow. Broken bones, especially the bones of your nose, cheekbone and jaw, are common facial injuries.

Certain diseases also lead to facial disorders. For example, nerve diseases like trigeminal neuralgia or Bell's palsy sometimes cause facial pain, spasms and trouble with eye or facial movement. Birth defects can also affect the face. They can cause underdeveloped or unusually prominent facial features or a lack of facial expression. Cleft lip and palate are a common facial birth defect.


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Fractures

Also called: Broken bone

A fracture is a break, usually in a bone. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is called an open or compound fracture. Fractures commonly happen because of car accidents, falls, or sports injuries. Other causes are low bone density and osteoporosis, which cause weakening of the bones. Overuse can cause stress fractures, which are very small cracks in the bone.

Symptoms of a fracture are

You need to get medical care right away for any fracture. An x-ray can tell if your bone is broken. You may need to wear a cast or splint. Sometimes you need surgery to put in plates, pins or screws to keep the bone in place.


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Head Injuries

Also called: Cranial injuries, Skull fractures, Skull injuries

Chances are you've bumped your head before. Often, the injury is minor because your skull is hard and it protects your brain. But other head injuries can be more severe, such as a skull fracture, concussion, or traumatic brain injury.

Head injuries can be open or closed. A closed injury does not break through the skull. With an open, or penetrating, injury, an object pierces the skull and enters the brain. Closed injuries are not always less severe than open injuries.

Some common causes of head injuries are falls, motor vehicle accidents, violence, and sports injuries.

It is important to know the warning signs of a moderate or severe head injury. Get help immediately if the injured person has

Doctors use a neurologic exam and imaging tests to make a diagnosis. Treatment depends on the type of injury and how severe it is.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


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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)