2021 ICD-10-CM Code S20.1

Other and unspecified superficial injuries of breast

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S20.1 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 and unspecified superficial injuries of breast. 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.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like S20.1 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

ICD-10:S20.1
Short Description:Other and unspecified superficial injuries of breast
Long Description:Other and unspecified superficial injuries of breast

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Other and unspecified superficial injuries of breast

Non-specific codes like S20.1 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 and unspecified superficial injuries of breast:

  • Use S20.10 for Unspecified superficial injuries of breast NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.101 for Unspecified superficial injuries of breast, right breast NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.101A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.101D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.101S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.102 for Unspecified superficial injuries of breast, left breast NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.102A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.102D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.102S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.109 for Unspecified superficial injuries of breast, unspecified breast NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.109A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.109D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.109S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.11 for Abrasion of breast NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.111 for Abrasion of breast, right breast NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.111A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.111D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.111S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.112 for Abrasion of breast, left breast NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.112A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.112D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.112S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.119 for Abrasion of breast, unspecified breast NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.119A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.119D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.119S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.12 for Blister (nonthermal) of breast NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.121 for Blister (nonthermal) of breast, right breast NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.121A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.121D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.121S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.122 for Blister (nonthermal) of breast, left breast NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.122A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.122D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.122S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.129 for Blister (nonthermal) of breast, unspecified breast NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.129A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.129D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.129S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.14 for External constriction of part of breast NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.141 for External constriction of part of breast, right breast NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.141A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.141D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.141S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.142 for External constriction of part of breast, left breast NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.142A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.142D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.142S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.149 for External constriction of part of breast, unspecified breast NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.149A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.149D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.149S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.15 for Superficial foreign body of breast NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.151 for Superficial foreign body of breast, right breast NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.151A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.151D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.151S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.152 for Superficial foreign body of breast, left breast NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.152A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.152D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.152S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.159 for Superficial foreign body of breast, unspecified breast NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.159A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.159D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.159S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.16 for Insect bite (nonvenomous) of breast NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.161 for Insect bite (nonvenomous) of breast, right breast NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.161A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.161D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.161S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.162 for Insect bite (nonvenomous) of breast, left breast NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.162A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.162D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.162S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.169 for Insect bite (nonvenomous) of breast, unspecified breast NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.169A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.169D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.169S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.17 for Other superficial bite of breast NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.171 for Other superficial bite of breast, right breast NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.171A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.171D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.171S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.172 for Other superficial bite of breast, left breast NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.172A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.172D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.172S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.179 for Other superficial bite of breast, unspecified breast NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.179A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.179D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.179S for sequela BILLABLE CODE

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)