2021 ICD-10-CM Code S11.8

Open wound of other specified parts of neck

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S11.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of open wound 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:S11.8
Short Description:Open wound of other specified parts of neck
Long Description:Open wound of other specified parts of neck

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Open wound of other specified parts of neck

Header codes like S11.8 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 open wound of other specified parts of neck:

  • S11.80 - Unspecified open wound of other specified part of neck
  • S11.80XA - Unspecified open wound of other specified part of neck, initial encounter
  • S11.80XD - Unspecified open wound of other specified part of neck, subsequent encounter
  • S11.80XS - Unspecified open wound of other specified part of neck, sequela
  • S11.81 - Laceration without foreign body of other specified part of neck
  • S11.81XA - Laceration without foreign body of other specified part of neck, initial encounter
  • S11.81XD - Laceration without foreign body of other specified part of neck, subsequent encounter
  • S11.81XS - Laceration without foreign body of other specified part of neck, sequela
  • S11.82 - Laceration with foreign body of other specified part of neck
  • S11.82XA - Laceration with foreign body of other specified part of neck, initial encounter
  • S11.82XD - Laceration with foreign body of other specified part of neck, subsequent encounter
  • S11.82XS - Laceration with foreign body of other specified part of neck, sequela
  • S11.83 - Puncture wound without foreign body of other specified part of neck
  • S11.83XA - Puncture wound without foreign body of other specified part of neck, initial encounter
  • S11.83XD - Puncture wound without foreign body of other specified part of neck, subsequent encounter
  • S11.83XS - Puncture wound without foreign body of other specified part of neck, sequela
  • S11.84 - Puncture wound with foreign body of other specified part of neck
  • S11.84XA - Puncture wound with foreign body of other specified part of neck, initial encounter
  • S11.84XD - Puncture wound with foreign body of other specified part of neck, subsequent encounter
  • S11.84XS - Puncture wound with foreign body of other specified part of neck, sequela
  • S11.85 - Open bite of other specified part of neck
  • S11.85XA - Open bite of other specified part of neck, initial encounter
  • S11.85XD - Open bite of other specified part of neck, subsequent encounter
  • S11.85XS - Open bite of other specified part of neck, sequela
  • S11.89 - Other open wound of other specified part of neck
  • S11.89XA - Other open wound of other specified part of neck, initial encounter
  • S11.89XD - Other open wound of other specified part of neck, subsequent encounter
  • S11.89XS - Other open wound of other specified part of neck, sequela

Information for Patients


Neck Injuries and Disorders

Any part of your neck - muscles, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, or nerves - can cause neck problems. Neck pain is very common. Pain may also come from your shoulder, jaw, head, or upper arms.

Muscle strain or tension often causes neck pain. The problem is usually overuse, such as from sitting at a computer for too long. Sometimes you can strain your neck muscles from sleeping in an awkward position or overdoing it during exercise. Falls or accidents, including car accidents, are another common cause of neck pain. Whiplash, a soft tissue injury to the neck, is also called neck sprain or strain.

Treatment depends on the cause, but may include applying ice, taking pain relievers, getting physical therapy or wearing a cervical collar. You rarely need surgery.


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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)