2022 ICD-10-CM Code S35.3

Injury of portal or splenic vein and branches

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:S35.3
Short Description:Injury of portal or splenic vein and branches
Long Description:Injury of portal or splenic vein and branches

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)
      • Inj blood vessels at abdomen, low back and pelvis level (S35)

S35.3 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of injury of portal or splenic vein and branches. 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 Inj blood vessels at abdomen, low back and pelvis level (S35). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Injury of portal or splenic vein and branches

Non-specific codes like S35.3 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 injury of portal or splenic vein and branches:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S35.31 for Injury of portal vein
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S35.311 for Laceration of portal vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.311A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.311D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.311S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S35.318 for Other specified injury of portal vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.318A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.318D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.318S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S35.319 for Unspecified injury of portal vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.319A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.319D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.319S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S35.32 for Injury of splenic vein
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S35.321 for Laceration of splenic vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.321A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.321D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.321S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S35.328 for Other specified injury of splenic vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.328A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.328D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.328S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S35.329 for Unspecified injury of splenic vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.329A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.329D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.329S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S35.33 for Injury of superior mesenteric vein
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S35.331 for Laceration of superior mesenteric vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.331A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.331D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.331S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S35.338 for Other specified injury of superior mesenteric vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.338A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.338D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.338S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S35.339 for Unspecified injury of superior mesenteric vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.339A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.339D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.339S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S35.34 for Injury of inferior mesenteric vein
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S35.341 for Laceration of inferior mesenteric vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.341A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.341D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.341S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S35.348 for Other specified injury of inferior mesenteric vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.348A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.348D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.348S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S35.349 for Unspecified injury of inferior mesenteric vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.349A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.349D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S35.349S for sequela

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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)