2022 ICD-10-CM Code S08.81

Traumatic amputation of nose

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

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

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)

S08.81 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 nose. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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.

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 nose

Non-specific codes like S08.81 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 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

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


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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)