2021 ICD-10-CM Code S31.3

Open wound of scrotum and testes

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S31.3 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of open wound of scrotum and testes. 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:S31.3
Short Description:Open wound of scrotum and testes
Long Description:Open wound of scrotum and testes

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 Open wound of scrotum and testes

Non-specific codes like S31.3 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 open wound of scrotum and testes:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S31.30 for Unspecified open wound of scrotum and testes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.30XA for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.30XD for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.30XS for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S31.31 for Laceration without foreign body of scrotum and testes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.31XA for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.31XD for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.31XS for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S31.32 for Laceration with foreign body of scrotum and testes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.32XA for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.32XD for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.32XS for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S31.33 for Puncture wound without foreign body of scrotum and testes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.33XA for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.33XD for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.33XS for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S31.34 for Puncture wound with foreign body of scrotum and testes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.34XA for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.34XD for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.34XS for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S31.35 for Open bite of scrotum and testes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.35XA for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.35XD for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.35XS for sequela

Information for Patients


Testicular Disorders

Testicles, or testes, make male hormones and sperm. They are two egg-shaped organs inside the scrotum, the loose sac of skin behind the penis. It's easy to injure your testicles because they are not protected by bones or muscles. Men and boys should wear athletic supporters when they play sports.

You should examine your testicles monthly and seek medical attention for lumps, redness, pain or other changes. Testicles can get inflamed or infected. They can also develop cancer. Testicular cancer is rare and highly treatable. It usually happens between the ages of 15 and 40.


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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)