2021 ICD-10-CM Code S11.0

Open wound of larynx and trachea

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S11.0 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of open wound of larynx and trachea. 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:S11.0
Short Description:Open wound of larynx and trachea
Long Description:Open wound of larynx and trachea

Code Classification

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Open wound of neck (S11). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Open wound of larynx and trachea

Non-specific codes like S11.0 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 open wound of larynx and trachea:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S11.01 for Open wound of larynx
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S11.011 for Laceration without foreign body of larynx
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.011A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.011D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.011S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S11.012 for Laceration with foreign body of larynx
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.012A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.012D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.012S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S11.013 for Puncture wound without foreign body of larynx
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.013A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.013D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.013S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S11.014 for Puncture wound with foreign body of larynx
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.014A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.014D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.014S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S11.015 for Open bite of larynx
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.015A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.015D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.015S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S11.019 for Unspecified open wound of larynx
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.019A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.019D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.019S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S11.02 for Open wound of trachea
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S11.021 for Laceration without foreign body of trachea
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.021A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.021D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.021S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S11.022 for Laceration with foreign body of trachea
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.022A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.022D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.022S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S11.023 for Puncture wound without foreign body of trachea
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.023A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.023D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.023S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S11.024 for Puncture wound with foreign body of trachea
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.024A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.024D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.024S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S11.025 for Open bite of trachea
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.025A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.025D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.025S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S11.029 for Unspecified open wound of trachea
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.029A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.029D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.029S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S11.03 for Open wound of vocal cord
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S11.031 for Laceration without foreign body of vocal cord
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.031A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.031D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.031S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S11.032 for Laceration with foreign body of vocal cord
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.032A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.032D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.032S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S11.033 for Puncture wound without foreign body of vocal cord
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.033A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.033D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.033S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S11.034 for Puncture wound with foreign body of vocal cord
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.034A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.034D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.034S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S11.035 for Open bite of vocal cord
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.035A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.035D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.035S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S11.039 for Unspecified open wound of vocal cord
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.039A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.039D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S11.039S for sequela

Information for Patients


Throat Disorders

Also called: Pharyngeal disorders

Your throat is a tube that carries food to your esophagus and air to your windpipe and larynx. The technical name for your throat is the pharynx.

Throat problems are common. You've probably had a sore throat. The cause is usually a viral infection, but other causes include allergies, infection with strep bacteria or the leaking of stomach acids back up into the esophagus, called GERD.

Other problems that affect the throat include

Most throat problems are minor and go away on their own. Treatments, when needed, depend on the problem.


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Tracheal Disorders

Also called: Windpipe disorders

Your trachea, or windpipe, is one part of your airway system. Airways are pipes that carry oxygen-rich air to your lungs. They also carry carbon dioxide, a waste gas, out of your lungs.

When you inhale, air travels from your nose, through your larynx, and down your windpipe. The windpipe splits into two bronchi that enter your lungs.

Problems with the trachea include narrowing, inflammation, and some inherited conditions. You may need a procedure called a tracheostomy to help you breathe if you have swallowing problems, or have conditions that affect coughing or block your airways. You might also need a tracheostomy if you are in critical care and need to be on a breathing machine.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


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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)