2021 ICD-10-CM Code S08.8

Traumatic amputation of other parts of head

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S08.8 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of traumatic amputation 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:S08.8
Short Description:Traumatic amputation of other parts of head
Long Description:Traumatic amputation of other parts of head

Code Classification

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Avulsion and traumatic amputation of part of head (S08). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Traumatic amputation of other parts of head

Non-specific codes like S08.8 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 traumatic amputation of other parts of head:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S08.81 for Traumatic amputation of nose
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S08.811 for Complete traumatic amputation of nose
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S08.811A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S08.811D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S08.811S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S08.812 for Partial traumatic amputation of nose
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S08.812A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S08.812D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S08.812S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S08.89 for Traumatic amputation of other parts of head
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S08.89XA for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S08.89XD for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S08.89XS for sequela

Information for Patients


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)