2021 ICD-10-CM Code S27.3

Other and unspecified injuries of lung

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S27.3 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 injuries of lung. 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 S27.3 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:S27.3
Short Description:Other and unspecified injuries of lung
Long Description:Other and unspecified injuries of lung

Code Classification

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Injury of other and unspecified intrathoracic organs (S27). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Other and unspecified injuries of lung

Non-specific codes like S27.3 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 injuries of lung:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S27.30 for Unspecified injury of lung
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S27.301 for Unspecified injury of lung, unilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.301A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.301D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.301S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S27.302 for Unspecified injury of lung, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.302A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.302D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.302S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S27.309 for Unspecified injury of lung, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.309A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.309D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.309S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S27.31 for Primary blast injury of lung
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S27.311 for Primary blast injury of lung, unilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.311A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.311D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.311S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S27.312 for Primary blast injury of lung, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.312A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.312D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.312S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S27.319 for Primary blast injury of lung, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.319A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.319D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.319S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S27.32 for Contusion of lung
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S27.321 for Contusion of lung, unilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.321A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.321D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.321S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S27.322 for Contusion of lung, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.322A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.322D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.322S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S27.329 for Contusion of lung, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.329A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.329D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.329S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S27.33 for Laceration of lung
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S27.331 for Laceration of lung, unilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.331A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.331D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.331S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S27.332 for Laceration of lung, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.332A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.332D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.332S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S27.339 for Laceration of lung, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.339A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.339D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.339S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S27.39 for Other injuries of lung
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S27.391 for Other injuries of lung, unilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.391A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.391D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.391S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S27.392 for Other injuries of lung, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.392A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.392D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.392S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S27.399 for Other injuries of lung, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.399A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.399D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.399S for sequela

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)