2021 ICD-10-CM Code S27.31

Primary blast injury of lung

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S27.31 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of primary blast injury 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.

ICD-10:S27.31
Short Description:Primary blast injury of lung
Long Description:Primary blast injury 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 Primary blast injury of lung

Non-specific codes like S27.31 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 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

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 S27.31:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
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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)