2021 ICD-10-CM Code S39.02

Laceration of muscle, fascia and tendon of abdomen, lower back and pelvis

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S39.02 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of laceration of muscle, fascia and tendon of abdomen, lower back and pelvis. 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:S39.02
Short Description:Laceration of musc/fasc/tend abdomen, lower back and pelvis
Long Description:Laceration of muscle, fascia and tendon of abdomen, lower back and pelvis

Code Classification

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Oth & unsp injuries of abd, low back, pelv & extrn genitals (S39). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Laceration of musc/fasc/tend abdomen, lower back and pelvis

Non-specific codes like S39.02 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 laceration of musc/fasc/tend abdomen, lower back and pelvis:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S39.021 for Laceration of muscle, fascia and tendon of abdomen
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S39.021A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S39.021D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S39.021S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S39.022 for Laceration of muscle, fascia and tendon of lower back
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S39.022A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S39.022D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S39.022S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S39.023 for Laceration of muscle, fascia and tendon of pelvis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S39.023A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S39.023D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S39.023S for sequela

Information for Patients


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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)