2022 ICD-10-CM Code S31.01

Laceration without foreign body of lower back and pelvis

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:S31.01
Short Description:Laceration without foreign body of lower back and pelvis
Long Description:Laceration without foreign body of lower back and pelvis

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the abdomen, lower back, lumbar spine, pelvis and external genitals (S30-S39)
      • Opn wnd abdomen, lower back, pelvis and external genitals (S31)

S31.01 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of laceration without foreign body of lower back and pelvis. 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 Opn wnd abdomen, lower back, pelvis and external genitals (S31). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Laceration without foreign body of lower back and pelvis

Non-specific codes like S31.01 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 laceration without foreign body of lower back and pelvis:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S31.010 for Laceration without foreign body of lower back and pelvis without penetration into retroperitoneum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.010A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.010D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.010S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S31.011 for Laceration without foreign body of lower back and pelvis with penetration into retroperitoneum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.011A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.011D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.011S for sequela

Information for Patients


Wounds and 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)