ICD-10 Code S21.052

Open bite of left breast

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S21.052 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of open bite of left breast. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10 code S21.052 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like injury of left breast or open bite of thorax or open wound of left breast or open wound of left breast due to bite.

ICD-10:S21.052
Short Description:Open bite of left breast
Long Description:Open bite of left breast

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

  • S21.052A - Open bite of left breast, initial encounter
  • S21.052D - Open bite of left breast, subsequent encounter
  • S21.052S - Open bite of left breast, sequela

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Injury of left breast
  • Open bite of thorax
  • Open wound of left breast
  • Open wound of left breast due to bite

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


Animal Bites

Wild animals usually avoid people. They might attack, however, if they feel threatened, are sick, or are protecting their young or territory. Attacks by pets are more common. Animal bites rarely are life-threatening, but if they become infected, you can develop serious medical problems.

To prevent animal bites and complications from bites

  • Never pet, handle, or feed unknown animals
  • Leave snakes alone
  • Watch your children closely around animals
  • Vaccinate your cats, ferrets, and dogs against rabies
  • Spay or neuter your dog to make it less aggressive
  • Get a tetanus booster if you have not had one recently
  • Wear boots and long pants when you are in areas with venomous snakes

If an animal bites you, clean the wound with soap and water as soon as possible. Get medical attention if necessary.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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