2021 ICD-10-CM Code S41.13

Puncture wound without foreign body of upper arm

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S41.13 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of puncture wound without foreign body of upper arm. 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:S41.13
Short Description:Puncture wound without foreign body of upper arm
Long Description:Puncture wound without foreign body of upper arm

Code Classification

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Open wound of shoulder and upper arm (S41). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Puncture wound without foreign body of upper arm

Non-specific codes like S41.13 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 puncture wound without foreign body of upper arm:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S41.131 for Puncture wound without foreign body of right upper arm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S41.131A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S41.131D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S41.131S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S41.132 for Puncture wound without foreign body of left upper arm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S41.132A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S41.132D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S41.132S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S41.139 for Puncture wound without foreign body of unspecified upper arm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S41.139A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S41.139D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S41.139S for sequela

Information for Patients


Arm Injuries and Disorders

Of the 206 bones in your body, three of them are in your arm: the humerus, radius, and ulna. Your arms are also made up of muscles, joints, tendons, and other connective tissue. Injuries to any of these parts of the arm can occur during sports, a fall, or an accident.

Types of arm injuries include

You may also have problems or injure specific parts of your arm, such as your hand, wrist, elbow, or shoulder.


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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)