2021 ICD-10-CM Code S96.12

Laceration of muscle and tendon of long extensor muscle of toe at ankle and foot level

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S96.12 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of laceration of muscle and tendon of long extensor muscle of toe at ankle and foot level. The code 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:S96.12
Short Description:Lacerat msl/tnd lng extensor muscle of toe at ank/ft level
Long Description:Laceration of muscle and tendon of long extensor muscle of toe at ankle and foot level

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Lacerat msl/tnd lng extensor muscle of toe at ank/ft level

Header codes like S96.12 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 lacerat msl/tnd lng extensor muscle of toe at ank/ft level:

  • S96.121 - ... right foot
  • S96.121A - ... right foot, initial encounter
  • S96.121D - ... right foot, subsequent encounter
  • S96.121S - ... right foot, sequela
  • S96.122 - ... left foot
  • S96.122A - ... left foot, initial encounter
  • S96.122D - ... left foot, subsequent encounter
  • S96.122S - ... left foot, sequela
  • S96.129 - ... unspecified foot
  • S96.129A - ... unspecified foot, initial encounter
  • S96.129D - ... unspecified foot, subsequent encounter
  • S96.129S - ... unspecified foot, sequela

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code S96.12 are found in the index:

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)