2022 ICD-10-CM Code S36.51

Primary blast injury of colon

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:S36.51
Short Description:Primary blast injury of colon
Long Description:Primary blast injury of colon

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the abdomen, lower back, lumbar spine, pelvis and external genitals (S30-S39)
      • Injury of intra-abdominal organs (S36)

S36.51 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 colon. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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.

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 colon

Non-specific codes like S36.51 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 colon:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.510 for Primary blast injury of ascending [right] colon
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.510A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.510D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.510S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.511 for Primary blast injury of transverse colon
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.511A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.511D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.511S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.512 for Primary blast injury of descending [left] colon
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.512A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.512D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.512S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.513 for Primary blast injury of sigmoid colon
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.513A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.513D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.513S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.518 for Primary blast injury of other part of colon
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.518A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.518D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.518S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S36.519 for Primary blast injury of unspecified part of colon
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.519A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.519D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S36.519S 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 S36.51:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
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Information for Patients


Colonic Diseases

Your colon, also known as the large intestine, is part of your digestive system. It's a long, hollow tube at the end of your digestive tract where your body makes and stores stool. Many disorders affect the colon's ability to work properly. Some of these include

Treatment for colonic diseases varies greatly depending on the disease and its severity. Treatment may involve diet, medicines and in some cases, surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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Wounds and 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)