2021 ICD-10-CM Code S10.8

Superficial injury of other specified parts of neck

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S10.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of superficial injury of other specified parts of neck. The code 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:S10.8
Short Description:Superficial injury of other specified parts of neck
Long Description:Superficial injury of other specified parts of neck

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Superficial injury of other specified parts of neck

Header codes like S10.8 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 superficial injury of other specified parts of neck:

  • S10.80 - Unspecified superficial injury of other specified part of neck
  • S10.80XA - Unspecified superficial injury of other specified part of neck, initial encounter
  • S10.80XD - Unspecified superficial injury of other specified part of neck, subsequent encounter
  • S10.80XS - Unspecified superficial injury of other specified part of neck, sequela
  • S10.81 - Abrasion of other specified part of neck
  • S10.81XA - Abrasion of other specified part of neck, initial encounter
  • S10.81XD - Abrasion of other specified part of neck, subsequent encounter
  • S10.81XS - Abrasion of other specified part of neck, sequela
  • S10.82 - Blister (nonthermal) of other specified part of neck
  • S10.82XA - Blister (nonthermal) of other specified part of neck, initial encounter
  • S10.82XD - Blister (nonthermal) of other specified part of neck, subsequent encounter
  • S10.82XS - Blister (nonthermal) of other specified part of neck, sequela
  • S10.83 - Contusion of other specified part of neck
  • S10.83XA - Contusion of other specified part of neck, initial encounter
  • S10.83XD - Contusion of other specified part of neck, subsequent encounter
  • S10.83XS - Contusion of other specified part of neck, sequela
  • S10.84 - External constriction of other specified part of neck
  • S10.84XA - External constriction of other specified part of neck, initial encounter
  • S10.84XD - External constriction of other specified part of neck, subsequent encounter
  • S10.84XS - External constriction of other specified part of neck, sequela
  • S10.85 - Superficial foreign body of other specified part of neck
  • S10.85XA - Superficial foreign body of other specified part of neck, initial encounter
  • S10.85XD - Superficial foreign body of other specified part of neck, subsequent encounter
  • S10.85XS - Superficial foreign body of other specified part of neck, sequela
  • S10.86 - Insect bite of other specified part of neck
  • S10.86XA - Insect bite of other specified part of neck, initial encounter
  • S10.86XD - Insect bite of other specified part of neck, subsequent encounter
  • S10.86XS - Insect bite of other specified part of neck, sequela
  • S10.87 - Other superficial bite of other specified part of neck
  • S10.87XA - Other superficial bite of other specified part of neck, initial encounter
  • S10.87XD - Other superficial bite of other specified part of neck, subsequent encounter
  • S10.87XS - Other superficial bite of other specified part of neck, sequela

Information for Patients


Wounds and Injuries

Also called: Traumatic injuries

An injury is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries can happen at work or play, indoors or outdoors, driving a car, or walking across the street.

Wounds are injuries that break the skin or other body tissues. They include cuts, scrapes, scratches, and punctured skin. They often happen because of an accident, but surgery, sutures, and stitches also cause wounds. Minor wounds usually aren't serious, but it is important to clean them. Serious and infected wounds may require first aid followed by a visit to your doctor. You should also seek attention if the wound is deep, you cannot close it yourself, you cannot stop the bleeding or get the dirt out, or it does not heal.

Other common types of injuries 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)