ICD-10-CM Code S07

Crushing injury of head

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S07 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of crushing injury of head. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S07
Short Description:Crushing injury of head
Long Description:Crushing injury of head

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

  • S07.0 - Crushing injury of face
  • S07.0XXA - Crushing injury of face, initial encounter
  • S07.0XXD - Crushing injury of face, subsequent encounter
  • S07.0XXS - Crushing injury of face, sequela
  • S07.1 - Crushing injury of skull
  • S07.1XXA - Crushing injury of skull, initial encounter
  • S07.1XXD - Crushing injury of skull, subsequent encounter
  • S07.1XXS - Crushing injury of skull, sequela
  • S07.8 - Crushing injury of other parts of head
  • S07.8XXA - Crushing injury of other parts of head, initial encounter
  • S07.8XXD - Crushing injury of other parts of head, subsequent encounter
  • S07.8XXS - Crushing injury of other parts of head, sequela
  • S07.9 - ... part unspecified
  • S07.9XXA - ... part unspecified, initial encounter
  • S07.9XXD - ... part unspecified, subsequent encounter
  • S07.9XXS - ... part unspecified, 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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code S07:

Use Additional Code

Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.
  • code for all associated injuries, such as:
  • intracranial injuries S06
  • skull fractures S02

7th Character Note

7th Character Note
Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.
  • The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from category S07

7th Character

7th Character
Indicates that a seventh character is to be assigned to codes in a subcategory.
  • A - initial encounter
  • D - subsequent encounter
  • S - sequela

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the head (S00-S09)
      • Crushing injury of head (S07)

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


Head 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

  • A headache that gets worse or does not go away
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • An inability to wake up
  • Dilated (enlarged) pupil in one or both eyes
  • Slurred speech
  • Weakness or numbness in the arms or legs
  • Loss of coordination
  • Increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation

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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