ICD-10-CM Code S21.01

Laceration without foreign body of breast

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S21.01 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of laceration without foreign body of breast. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S21.01
Short Description:Laceration without foreign body of breast
Long Description:Laceration without foreign body of breast

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • S21.011 - Laceration without foreign body of right breast
  • S21.011A - Laceration without foreign body of right breast, initial encounter
  • S21.011D - Laceration without foreign body of right breast, subsequent encounter
  • S21.011S - Laceration without foreign body of right breast, sequela
  • S21.012 - Laceration without foreign body of left breast
  • S21.012A - Laceration without foreign body of left breast, initial encounter
  • S21.012D - Laceration without foreign body of left breast, subsequent encounter
  • S21.012S - Laceration without foreign body of left breast, sequela
  • S21.019 - Laceration without foreign body of unspecified breast
  • S21.019A - Laceration without foreign body of unspecified breast, initial encounter
  • S21.019D - Laceration without foreign body of unspecified breast, subsequent encounter
  • S21.019S - Laceration without foreign body of unspecified breast, sequela

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code S21.01 are found in the index:


Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the thorax (S20-S29)
      • Open wound of thorax (S21)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Wounds and 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

  • Animal bites
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Dislocations
  • Electrical injuries
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains

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