ICD-10 Code S31.152

Open bite of abdominal wall, epigastric region without penetration into peritoneal cavity

Version 2019 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S31.152 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of open bite of abdominal wall, epigastric region without penetration into peritoneal cavity. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10: S31.152
Short Description:Open bite of abdominal wall, epigst rgn w/o penet perit cav
Long Description:Open bite of abdominal wall, epigastric region without penetration into peritoneal cavity

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • S31.152A - Open bite of abdominal wall, epigastric region without penetration into peritoneal cavity, initial encounter
  • S31.152D - Open bite of abdominal wall, epigastric region without penetration into peritoneal cavity, subsequent encounter
  • S31.152S - Open bite of abdominal wall, epigastric region without penetration into peritoneal cavity, sequela

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)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (first year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA mandated code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Medical Professionals

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 S31.152 are found in the index:


Information for Patients


Animal Bites

Wild animals usually avoid people. They might attack, however, if they feel threatened, are sick, or are protecting their young or territory. Attacks by pets are more common. Animal bites rarely are life-threatening, but if they become infected, you can develop serious medical problems.

To prevent animal bites and complications from bites

  • Never pet, handle, or feed unknown animals
  • Leave snakes alone
  • Watch your children closely around animals
  • Vaccinate your cats, ferrets, and dogs against rabies
  • Spay or neuter your dog to make it less aggressive
  • Get a tetanus booster if you have not had one recently
  • Wear boots and long pants when you are in areas with venomous snakes

If an animal bites you, clean the wound with soap and water as soon as possible. Get medical attention if necessary.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.