2021 ICD-10-CM Code S36.41

Primary blast injury of small intestine

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S36.41 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of primary blast injury of small intestine. 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:S36.41
Short Description:Primary blast injury of small intestine
Long Description:Primary blast injury of small intestine

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 Primary blast injury of small intestine

Non-specific codes like S36.41 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 primary blast injury of small intestine:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.410 for Primary blast injury of duodenum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.410A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.410D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.410S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.418 for Primary blast injury of other part of small intestine
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.418A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.418D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.418S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.419 for Primary blast injury of unspecified part of small intestine
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.419A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.419D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.419S for sequela

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 S36.41:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
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Information for Patients


Small Intestine Disorders

Your small intestine is the longest part of your digestive system - about twenty feet long! It connects your stomach to your large intestine (or colon) and folds many times to fit inside your abdomen. Your small intestine does most of the digesting of the foods you eat. It has three areas called the duodenum, the ileum, and the jejunum.

Problems with the small intestine can include:

Treatment of disorders of the small intestine depends on the cause.


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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)