2021 ICD-10-CM Code S19.8

Other specified injuries of neck

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S19.8 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other specified injuries of neck. 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:S19.8
Short Description:Other specified injuries of neck
Long Description:Other specified injuries of neck

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Other specified injuries of neck

Non-specific codes like S19.8 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 other specified injuries of neck:

  • Use S19.80 for Other specified injuries of unspecified part of neck NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S19.80XA for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S19.80XD for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S19.80XS for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S19.81 for Other specified injuries of larynx NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S19.81XA for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S19.81XD for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S19.81XS for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S19.82 for Other specified injuries of cervical trachea NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S19.82XA for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S19.82XD for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S19.82XS for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S19.83 for Other specified injuries of vocal cord NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S19.83XA for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S19.83XD for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S19.83XS for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S19.84 for Other specified injuries of thyroid gland NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S19.84XA for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S19.84XD for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S19.84XS for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S19.85 for Other specified injuries of pharynx and cervical esophagus NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S19.85XA for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S19.85XD for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S19.85XS for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S19.89 for Other specified injuries of other specified part of neck NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S19.89XA for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S19.89XD for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S19.89XS for sequela BILLABLE CODE

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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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)