2021 ICD-10-CM Code S36.1

Injury of liver and gallbladder and bile duct

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S36.1 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 liver and gallbladder and bile duct. 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:S36.1
Short Description:Injury of liver and gallbladder and bile duct
Long Description:Injury of liver and gallbladder and bile duct

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 liver and gallbladder and bile duct

Non-specific codes like S36.1 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 liver and gallbladder and bile duct:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.11 for Injury of liver
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.112 for Contusion of liver
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.112A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.112D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.112S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.113 for Laceration of liver, unspecified degree
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.113A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.113D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.113S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.114 for Minor laceration of liver
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.114A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.114D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.114S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.115 for Moderate laceration of liver
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.115A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.115D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.115S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.116 for Major laceration of liver
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.116A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.116D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.116S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.118 for Other injury of liver
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.118A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.118D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.118S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.119 for Unspecified injury of liver
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.119A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.119D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.119S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.12 for Injury of gallbladder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.122 for Contusion of gallbladder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.122A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.122D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.122S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.123 for Laceration of gallbladder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.123A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.123D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.123S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.128 for Other injury of gallbladder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.128A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.128D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.128S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.129 for Unspecified injury of gallbladder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.129A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.129D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.129S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.13 for Injury of bile duct
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.13XA for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.13XD for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.13XS for sequela

Information for Patients


Bile Duct Diseases

Your liver makes a digestive juice called bile. Your gallbladder stores it between meals. When you eat, your gallbladder pushes the bile into tubes called bile ducts. They carry the bile to your small intestine. The bile helps break down fat. It also helps the liver get rid of toxins and wastes.

Different diseases can block the bile ducts and cause a problem with the flow of bile:

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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Gallbladder Diseases

Your gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ under your liver. It stores bile, a fluid made by your liver to digest fat. As your stomach and intestines digest food, your gallbladder releases bile through a tube called the common bile duct. The duct connects your gallbladder and liver to your small intestine.

Your gallbladder is most likely to give you trouble if something blocks the flow of bile through the bile ducts. That is usually a gallstone. Gallstones form when substances in bile harden. Rarely, you can also get cancer in your gallbladder.

Many gallbladder problems get better with removal of the gallbladder. Fortunately, you can live without a gallbladder. Bile has other ways of reaching your small intestine.


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Liver Diseases

Also called: Hepatic disease

Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons.

There are many kinds of liver diseases:

Symptoms of liver disease can vary, but they often include swelling of the abdomen and legs, bruising easily, changes in the color of your stool and urine, and jaundice, or yellowing of the skin and eyes. Sometimes there are no symptoms. Tests such as imaging tests and liver function tests can check for liver damage and help to diagnose liver diseases.


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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)