2021 ICD-10-CM Code S36.11

Injury of liver

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S36.11 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. 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:S36.11
Short Description:Injury of liver
Long Description:Injury of liver

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

Non-specific codes like S36.11 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:

  • 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

Information for Patients


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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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)