ICD-10-CM Code S08.81

Traumatic amputation of nose

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S08.81 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of traumatic amputation of nose. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S08.81
Short Description:Traumatic amputation of nose
Long Description:Traumatic amputation of nose

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

  • S08.811 - Complete traumatic amputation of nose
  • S08.811A - Complete traumatic amputation of nose, initial encounter
  • S08.811D - Complete traumatic amputation of nose, subsequent encounter
  • S08.811S - Complete traumatic amputation of nose, sequela
  • S08.812 - Partial traumatic amputation of nose
  • S08.812A - Partial traumatic amputation of nose, initial encounter
  • S08.812D - Partial traumatic amputation of nose, subsequent encounter
  • S08.812S - Partial traumatic amputation of nose, sequela

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the head (S00-S09)
      • Avulsion and traumatic amputation of part of head (S08)

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


Nose Injuries and Disorders

Your nose is important to your health. It filters the air you breathe, removing dust, germs, and irritants. It warms and moistens the air to keep your lungs and tubes that lead to them from drying out. Your nose also contains the nerve cells that help your sense of smell. When there is a problem with your nose, your whole body can suffer. For example, the stuffy nose of the common cold can make it hard for you to breathe, sleep, or get comfortable.

Many problems besides the common cold can affect the nose. They include

  • Deviated septum - a shifting of the wall that divides the nasal cavity into halves
  • Nasal polyps - soft growths that develop on the lining of your nose or sinuses
  • Nosebleeds
  • Rhinitis - inflammation of the nose and sinuses sometimes caused by allergies. The main symptom is a runny nose.
  • Nasal fractures, also known as a broken nose

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