2021 ICD-10-CM Code S28.21

Complete traumatic amputation of breast

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S28.21 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of complete traumatic amputation of breast. 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:S28.21
Short Description:Complete traumatic amputation of breast
Long Description:Complete traumatic amputation of breast

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Complete traumatic amputation of breast

Non-specific codes like S28.21 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 complete traumatic amputation of breast:

  • Use S28.211 for Complete traumatic amputation of right breast
  • Use S28.211A for initial encounter
  • Use S28.211D for subsequent encounter
  • Use S28.211S for sequela
  • Use S28.212 for Complete traumatic amputation of left breast
  • Use S28.212A for initial encounter
  • Use S28.212D for subsequent encounter
  • Use S28.212S for sequela
  • Use S28.219 for Complete traumatic amputation of unspecified breast
  • Use S28.219A for initial encounter
  • Use S28.219D for subsequent encounter
  • Use S28.219S 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 S28.21:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
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Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code S28.21 are found in the index:

Information for Patients


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)