ICD-10-CM Code S09.92XA

Unspecified injury of nose, initial encounter

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

S09.92XA is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified injury of nose, initial encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S09.92XA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bleeding from nose, injury of nasal bones, injury of nasal cavity, injury of nasal cavity and sinuses, injury of nasal septum, injury of nasopharynx, etc

Short Description:Unspecified injury of nose, initial encounter
Long Description:Unspecified injury of nose, initial encounter


The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Bleeding from nose
  • Injury of nasal bones
  • Injury of nasal cavity
  • Injury of nasal cavity and sinuses
  • Injury of nasal septum
  • Injury of nasopharynx
  • Injury of nose
  • Injury of sinus
  • Traumatic epistaxis

Convert S09.92XA to ICD-9

  • 959.09 - Face & neck injury (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the head (S00-S09)
      • Other and unspecified injuries of head (S09)

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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