2021 ICD-10-CM Code S21.03

Puncture wound without foreign body of breast

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S21.03 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of puncture wound without foreign body of breast. 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:S21.03
Short Description:Puncture wound without foreign body of breast
Long Description:Puncture wound without foreign body of breast

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Puncture wound without foreign body of breast

Header codes like S21.03 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 puncture wound without foreign body of breast:

  • S21.031 - Puncture wound without foreign body of right breast
  • S21.031A - Puncture wound without foreign body of right breast, initial encounter
  • S21.031D - Puncture wound without foreign body of right breast, subsequent encounter
  • S21.031S - Puncture wound without foreign body of right breast, sequela
  • S21.032 - Puncture wound without foreign body of left breast
  • S21.032A - Puncture wound without foreign body of left breast, initial encounter
  • S21.032D - Puncture wound without foreign body of left breast, subsequent encounter
  • S21.032S - Puncture wound without foreign body of left breast, sequela
  • S21.039 - Puncture wound without foreign body of unspecified breast
  • S21.039A - Puncture wound without foreign body of unspecified breast, initial encounter
  • S21.039D - Puncture wound without foreign body of unspecified breast, subsequent encounter
  • S21.039S - Puncture wound without foreign body of unspecified breast, sequela

Information for Patients


Breast Diseases

Most women experience breast changes at some time. Your age, hormone levels, and medicines you take may cause lumps, bumps, and discharges (fluids that are not breast milk).

If you have a breast lump, pain, discharge or skin irritation, see your health care provider. Minor and serious breast problems have similar symptoms. Although many women fear cancer, most breast problems are not cancer.

Some common breast changes are

NIH: National Cancer 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)