2022 ICD-10-CM Code S26

Injury of heart

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:S26
Short Description:Injury of heart
Long Description:Injury of heart

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the thorax (S20-S29)
      • Injury of heart (S26)

S26 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of injury of heart. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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.

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Injury of heart (S26). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Injury of heart

Non-specific codes like S26 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 injury of heart:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S26.0 for Injury of heart with hemopericardium
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S26.00 for Unspecified injury of heart with hemopericardium
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S26.01 for Contusion of heart with hemopericardium
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S26.02 for Laceration of heart with hemopericardium
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S26.09 for Other injury of heart with hemopericardium
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S26.1 for Injury of heart without hemopericardium
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S26.10 for Unspecified injury of heart without hemopericardium
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S26.11 for Contusion of heart without hemopericardium
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S26.12 for Laceration of heart without hemopericardium
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S26.19 for Other injury of heart without hemopericardium
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S26.9 for Injury of heart, unspecified with or without hemopericardium
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S26.90 for Unspecified injury of heart, unspecified with or without hemopericardium
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S26.91 for Contusion of heart, unspecified with or without hemopericardium
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S26.92 for Laceration of heart, unspecified with or without hemopericardium
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S26.99 for Other injury of heart, unspecified with or without hemopericardium

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code S26:


Code Also

Code Also
A "code also" note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.

7th Character Note

7th Character Note
Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.

7th Character

7th Character
Indicates that a seventh character is to be assigned to codes in a subcategory.

Information for Patients


Chest Injuries and Disorders

The chest is the part of the body between your neck and your abdomen. It includes the ribs and breastbone. Inside your chest are several organs, including the heart, lungs, and esophagus. The pleura, a large thin sheet of tissue, lines the inside of the chest cavity.

Chest injuries and disorders 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)