2021 ICD-10-CM Code S31.13

Puncture wound of abdominal wall without foreign body without penetration into peritoneal cavity

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S31.13 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of puncture wound of abdominal wall without foreign body without penetration into peritoneal cavity. 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:S31.13
Short Description:Pnctr of abd wall w/o foreign body w/o penet perit cav
Long Description:Puncture wound of abdominal wall without foreign body without penetration into peritoneal cavity

Code Classification

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 Pnctr of abd wall w/o foreign body w/o penet perit cav

Non-specific codes like S31.13 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 pnctr of abd wall w/o foreign body w/o penet perit cav:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S31.130 for Puncture wound of abdominal wall without foreign body, right upper quadrant without penetration into peritoneal cavity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.130A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.130D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.130S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S31.131 for Puncture wound of abdominal wall without foreign body, left upper quadrant without penetration into peritoneal cavity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.131A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.131D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.131S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S31.132 for Puncture wound of abdominal wall without foreign body, epigastric region without penetration into peritoneal cavity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.132A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.132D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.132S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S31.133 for Puncture wound of abdominal wall without foreign body, right lower quadrant without penetration into peritoneal cavity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.133A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.133D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.133S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S31.134 for Puncture wound of abdominal wall without foreign body, left lower quadrant without penetration into peritoneal cavity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.134A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.134D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.134S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S31.135 for Puncture wound of abdominal wall without foreign body, periumbilic region without penetration into peritoneal cavity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.135A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.135D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.135S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S31.139 for Puncture wound of abdominal wall without foreign body, unspecified quadrant without penetration into peritoneal cavity
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.139A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.139D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.139S for sequela

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)