2021 ICD-10-CM Code S37.0

Injury of kidney

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S37.0 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 kidney. 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:S37.0
Short Description:Injury of kidney
Long Description:Injury of kidney

Code Classification

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Injury of urinary and pelvic organs (S37). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Injury of kidney

Non-specific codes like S37.0 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 kidney:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.00 for Unspecified injury of kidney
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.001 for Unspecified injury of right kidney
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.001A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.001D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.001S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.002 for Unspecified injury of left kidney
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.002A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.002D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.002S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.009 for Unspecified injury of unspecified kidney
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.009A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.009D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.009S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.01 for Minor contusion of kidney
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.011 for Minor contusion of right kidney
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.011A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.011D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.011S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.012 for Minor contusion of left kidney
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.012A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.012D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.012S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.019 for Minor contusion of unspecified kidney
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.019A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.019D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.019S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.02 for Major contusion of kidney
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.021 for Major contusion of right kidney
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.021A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.021D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.021S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.022 for Major contusion of left kidney
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.022A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.022D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.022S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.029 for Major contusion of unspecified kidney
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.029A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.029D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.029S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.03 for Laceration of kidney, unspecified degree
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.031 for Laceration of right kidney, unspecified degree
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.031A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.031D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.031S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.032 for Laceration of left kidney, unspecified degree
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.032A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.032D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.032S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.039 for Laceration of unspecified kidney, unspecified degree
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.039A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.039D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.039S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.04 for Minor laceration of kidney
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.041 for Minor laceration of right kidney
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.041A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.041D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.041S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.042 for Minor laceration of left kidney
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.042A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.042D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.042S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.049 for Minor laceration of unspecified kidney
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.049A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.049D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.049S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.05 for Moderate laceration of kidney
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.051 for Moderate laceration of right kidney
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.051A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.051D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.051S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.052 for Moderate laceration of left kidney
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.052A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.052D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.052S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.059 for Moderate laceration of unspecified kidney
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.059A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.059D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.059S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.06 for Major laceration of kidney
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.061 for Major laceration of right kidney
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.061A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.061D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.061S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.062 for Major laceration of left kidney
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.062A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.062D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.062S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.069 for Major laceration of unspecified kidney
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.069A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.069D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.069S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.09 for Other injury of kidney
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.091 for Other injury of right kidney
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.091A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.091D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.091S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.092 for Other injury of left kidney
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.092A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.092D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.092S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S37.099 for Other injury of unspecified kidney
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.099A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.099D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S37.099S 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 S37.0:


Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

Information for Patients


Kidney Diseases

Also called: Renal disease

You have two kidneys, each about the size of your fist. They are near the middle of your back, just below the rib cage. Inside each kidney there are about a million tiny structures called nephrons. They filter your blood. They remove wastes and extra water, which become urine. The urine flows through tubes called ureters. It goes to your bladder, which stores the urine until you go to the bathroom.

Most kidney diseases attack the nephrons. This damage may leave kidneys unable to remove wastes. Causes can include genetic problems, injuries, or medicines. You have a higher risk of kidney disease if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or a close family member with kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease damages the nephrons slowly over several years. Other kidney problems include

Your doctor can do blood and urine tests to check if you have kidney disease. If your kidneys fail, you will need dialysis or a kidney transplant.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney 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)