2021 ICD-10-CM Code S36.2

Injury of pancreas

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S36.2 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of injury of pancreas. The code 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:S36.2
Short Description:Injury of pancreas
Long Description:Injury of pancreas

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Injury of pancreas

Header codes like S36.2 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 pancreas:

  • S36.20 - Unspecified injury of pancreas
  • S36.200 - Unspecified injury of head of pancreas
  • S36.200A - Unspecified injury of head of pancreas, initial encounter
  • S36.200D - Unspecified injury of head of pancreas, subsequent encounter
  • S36.200S - Unspecified injury of head of pancreas, sequela
  • S36.201 - Unspecified injury of body of pancreas
  • S36.201A - Unspecified injury of body of pancreas, initial encounter
  • S36.201D - Unspecified injury of body of pancreas, subsequent encounter
  • S36.201S - Unspecified injury of body of pancreas, sequela
  • S36.202 - Unspecified injury of tail of pancreas
  • S36.202A - Unspecified injury of tail of pancreas, initial encounter
  • S36.202D - Unspecified injury of tail of pancreas, subsequent encounter
  • S36.202S - Unspecified injury of tail of pancreas, sequela
  • S36.209 - Unspecified injury of unspecified part of pancreas
  • S36.209A - Unspecified injury of unspecified part of pancreas, initial encounter
  • S36.209D - Unspecified injury of unspecified part of pancreas, subsequent encounter
  • S36.209S - Unspecified injury of unspecified part of pancreas, sequela
  • S36.22 - Contusion of pancreas
  • S36.220 - Contusion of head of pancreas
  • S36.220A - Contusion of head of pancreas, initial encounter
  • S36.220D - Contusion of head of pancreas, subsequent encounter
  • S36.220S - Contusion of head of pancreas, sequela
  • S36.221 - Contusion of body of pancreas
  • S36.221A - Contusion of body of pancreas, initial encounter
  • S36.221D - Contusion of body of pancreas, subsequent encounter
  • S36.221S - Contusion of body of pancreas, sequela
  • S36.222 - Contusion of tail of pancreas
  • S36.222A - Contusion of tail of pancreas, initial encounter
  • S36.222D - Contusion of tail of pancreas, subsequent encounter
  • S36.222S - Contusion of tail of pancreas, sequela
  • S36.229 - Contusion of unspecified part of pancreas
  • S36.229A - Contusion of unspecified part of pancreas, initial encounter
  • S36.229D - Contusion of unspecified part of pancreas, subsequent encounter
  • S36.229S - Contusion of unspecified part of pancreas, sequela
  • S36.23 - Laceration of pancreas, unspecified degree
  • S36.230 - Laceration of head of pancreas, unspecified degree
  • S36.230A - Laceration of head of pancreas, unspecified degree, initial encounter
  • S36.230D - Laceration of head of pancreas, unspecified degree, subsequent encounter
  • S36.230S - Laceration of head of pancreas, unspecified degree, sequela
  • S36.231 - Laceration of body of pancreas, unspecified degree
  • S36.231A - Laceration of body of pancreas, unspecified degree, initial encounter
  • S36.231D - Laceration of body of pancreas, unspecified degree, subsequent encounter
  • S36.231S - Laceration of body of pancreas, unspecified degree, sequela
  • S36.232 - Laceration of tail of pancreas, unspecified degree
  • S36.232A - Laceration of tail of pancreas, unspecified degree, initial encounter
  • S36.232D - Laceration of tail of pancreas, unspecified degree, subsequent encounter
  • S36.232S - Laceration of tail of pancreas, unspecified degree, sequela
  • S36.239 - Laceration of unspecified part of pancreas, unspecified degree
  • S36.239A - Laceration of unspecified part of pancreas, unspecified degree, initial encounter
  • S36.239D - Laceration of unspecified part of pancreas, unspecified degree, subsequent encounter
  • S36.239S - Laceration of unspecified part of pancreas, unspecified degree, sequela
  • S36.24 - Minor laceration of pancreas
  • S36.240 - Minor laceration of head of pancreas
  • S36.240A - Minor laceration of head of pancreas, initial encounter
  • S36.240D - Minor laceration of head of pancreas, subsequent encounter
  • S36.240S - Minor laceration of head of pancreas, sequela
  • S36.241 - Minor laceration of body of pancreas
  • S36.241A - Minor laceration of body of pancreas, initial encounter
  • S36.241D - Minor laceration of body of pancreas, subsequent encounter
  • S36.241S - Minor laceration of body of pancreas, sequela
  • S36.242 - Minor laceration of tail of pancreas
  • S36.242A - Minor laceration of tail of pancreas, initial encounter
  • S36.242D - Minor laceration of tail of pancreas, subsequent encounter
  • S36.242S - Minor laceration of tail of pancreas, sequela
  • S36.249 - Minor laceration of unspecified part of pancreas
  • S36.249A - Minor laceration of unspecified part of pancreas, initial encounter
  • S36.249D - Minor laceration of unspecified part of pancreas, subsequent encounter
  • S36.249S - Minor laceration of unspecified part of pancreas, sequela
  • S36.25 - Moderate laceration of pancreas
  • S36.250 - Moderate laceration of head of pancreas
  • S36.250A - Moderate laceration of head of pancreas, initial encounter
  • S36.250D - Moderate laceration of head of pancreas, subsequent encounter
  • S36.250S - Moderate laceration of head of pancreas, sequela
  • S36.251 - Moderate laceration of body of pancreas
  • S36.251A - Moderate laceration of body of pancreas, initial encounter
  • S36.251D - Moderate laceration of body of pancreas, subsequent encounter
  • S36.251S - Moderate laceration of body of pancreas, sequela
  • S36.252 - Moderate laceration of tail of pancreas
  • S36.252A - Moderate laceration of tail of pancreas, initial encounter
  • S36.252D - Moderate laceration of tail of pancreas, subsequent encounter
  • S36.252S - Moderate laceration of tail of pancreas, sequela
  • S36.259 - Moderate laceration of unspecified part of pancreas
  • S36.259A - Moderate laceration of unspecified part of pancreas, initial encounter
  • S36.259D - Moderate laceration of unspecified part of pancreas, subsequent encounter
  • S36.259S - Moderate laceration of unspecified part of pancreas, sequela
  • S36.26 - Major laceration of pancreas
  • S36.260 - Major laceration of head of pancreas
  • S36.260A - Major laceration of head of pancreas, initial encounter
  • S36.260D - Major laceration of head of pancreas, subsequent encounter
  • S36.260S - Major laceration of head of pancreas, sequela
  • S36.261 - Major laceration of body of pancreas
  • S36.261A - Major laceration of body of pancreas, initial encounter
  • S36.261D - Major laceration of body of pancreas, subsequent encounter
  • S36.261S - Major laceration of body of pancreas, sequela
  • S36.262 - Major laceration of tail of pancreas
  • S36.262A - Major laceration of tail of pancreas, initial encounter
  • S36.262D - Major laceration of tail of pancreas, subsequent encounter
  • S36.262S - Major laceration of tail of pancreas, sequela
  • S36.269 - Major laceration of unspecified part of pancreas
  • S36.269A - Major laceration of unspecified part of pancreas, initial encounter
  • S36.269D - Major laceration of unspecified part of pancreas, subsequent encounter
  • S36.269S - Major laceration of unspecified part of pancreas, sequela
  • S36.29 - Other injury of pancreas
  • S36.290 - Other injury of head of pancreas
  • S36.290A - Other injury of head of pancreas, initial encounter
  • S36.290D - Other injury of head of pancreas, subsequent encounter
  • S36.290S - Other injury of head of pancreas, sequela
  • S36.291 - Other injury of body of pancreas
  • S36.291A - Other injury of body of pancreas, initial encounter
  • S36.291D - Other injury of body of pancreas, subsequent encounter
  • S36.291S - Other injury of body of pancreas, sequela
  • S36.292 - Other injury of tail of pancreas
  • S36.292A - Other injury of tail of pancreas, initial encounter
  • S36.292D - Other injury of tail of pancreas, subsequent encounter
  • S36.292S - Other injury of tail of pancreas, sequela
  • S36.299 - Other injury of unspecified part of pancreas
  • S36.299A - Other injury of unspecified part of pancreas, initial encounter
  • S36.299D - Other injury of unspecified part of pancreas, subsequent encounter
  • S36.299S - Other injury of unspecified part of pancreas, sequela

Information for Patients


Pancreatic Diseases

The pancreas is a gland behind your stomach and in front of your spine. It produces juices that help break down food and hormones that help control blood sugar levels. Problems with the pancreas can lead to many health problems. These include

The pancreas also plays a role in diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the beta cells of the pancreas no longer make insulin because the body's immune system has attacked them. In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas loses the ability to secrete enough insulin in response to meals.


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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)