2021 ICD-10-CM Code S36

Injury of intra-abdominal organs

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S36 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 intra-abdominal organs. 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:S36
Short Description:Injury of intra-abdominal organs
Long Description:Injury of intra-abdominal organs

Code Classification

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Injury of intra-abdominal organs (S36). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Injury of intra-abdominal organs

Non-specific codes like S36 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 intra-abdominal organs:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.0 for Injury of spleen
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.00 for Unspecified injury of spleen
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.02 for Contusion of spleen
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.03 for Laceration of spleen
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.09 for Other injury of spleen
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.1 for Injury of liver and gallbladder and bile duct
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.11 for Injury of liver
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.12 for Injury of gallbladder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.13 for Injury of bile duct
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.2 for Injury of pancreas
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.20 for Unspecified injury of pancreas
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.22 for Contusion of pancreas
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.23 for Laceration of pancreas, unspecified degree
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.24 for Minor laceration of pancreas
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.25 for Moderate laceration of pancreas
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.26 for Major laceration of pancreas
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.29 for Other injury of pancreas
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.3 for Injury of stomach
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.30 for Unspecified injury of stomach
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.32 for Contusion of stomach
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.33 for Laceration of stomach
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.39 for Other injury of stomach
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.4 for Injury of small intestine
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.40 for Unspecified injury of small intestine
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.41 for Primary blast injury of small intestine
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.42 for Contusion of small intestine
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.43 for Laceration of small intestine
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.49 for Other injury of small intestine
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.5 for Injury of colon
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.50 for Unspecified injury of colon
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.51 for Primary blast injury of colon
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.52 for Contusion of colon
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.53 for Laceration of colon
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.59 for Other injury of colon
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.6 for Injury of rectum
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.60 for Unspecified injury of rectum
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.61 for Primary blast injury of rectum
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.62 for Contusion of rectum
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.63 for Laceration of rectum
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.69 for Other injury of rectum
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.8 for Injury of other intra-abdominal organs
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.81 for Injury of peritoneum
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.89 for Injury of other intra-abdominal organs
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.9 for Injury of unspecified intra-abdominal organ
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.90 for Unspecified injury of unspecified intra-abdominal organ
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.92 for Contusion of unspecified intra-abdominal organ
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.93 for Laceration of unspecified intra-abdominal organ
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.99 for Other injury of unspecified intra-abdominal organ

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code S36:


Code Also

Code Also
A "code also" note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.

7th Character Note

7th Character Note
Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.

7th Character

7th Character
Indicates that a seventh character is to be assigned to codes in a subcategory.

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)