ICD-10-CM Code S38.0

Crushing injury of external genital organs

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S38.0 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of crushing injury of external genital organs. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S38.0
Short Description:Crushing injury of external genital organs
Long Description:Crushing injury of external genital organs

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • S38.00 - Crushing injury of unspecified external genital organs
  • S38.001 - Crushing injury of unspecified external genital organs, male
  • S38.001A - Crushing injury of unspecified external genital organs, male, initial encounter
  • S38.001D - Crushing injury of unspecified external genital organs, male, subsequent encounter
  • S38.001S - Crushing injury of unspecified external genital organs, male, sequela
  • S38.002 - Crushing injury of unspecified external genital organs, female
  • S38.002A - Crushing injury of unspecified external genital organs, female, initial encounter
  • S38.002D - Crushing injury of unspecified external genital organs, female, subsequent encounter
  • S38.002S - Crushing injury of unspecified external genital organs, female, sequela
  • S38.01 - Crushing injury of penis
  • S38.01XA - Crushing injury of penis, initial encounter
  • S38.01XD - Crushing injury of penis, subsequent encounter
  • S38.01XS - Crushing injury of penis, sequela
  • S38.02 - Crushing injury of scrotum and testis
  • S38.02XA - Crushing injury of scrotum and testis, initial encounter
  • S38.02XD - Crushing injury of scrotum and testis, subsequent encounter
  • S38.02XS - Crushing injury of scrotum and testis, sequela
  • S38.03 - Crushing injury of vulva
  • S38.03XA - Crushing injury of vulva, initial encounter
  • S38.03XD - Crushing injury of vulva, subsequent encounter
  • S38.03XS - Crushing injury of vulva, 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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code S38.0:

Use Additional Code

Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.
  • code for any associated injuries

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)
      • Crush inj & traum amp of abd,low back, pelv & extrn genitals (S38)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


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

  • Animal bites
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Dislocations
  • Electrical injuries
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains

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