ICD-9 Code 910.8

Other and unspecified superficial injury of face, neck, and scalp, without mention of infection

Not Valid for Submission

910.8 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other and unspecified superficial injury of face, neck, and scalp, without mention of infection. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: 910.8
Short Description:Superfic inj head NEC
Long Description:Other and unspecified superficial injury of face, neck, and scalp, without mention of infection

Convert 910.8 to ICD-10

The following crosswalk between ICD-9 to ICD-10 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • S00.00XA - Unspecified superficial injury of scalp, initial encounter
  • S00.30XA - Unspecified superficial injury of nose, initial encounter
  • S00.409A - Unsp superficial injury of unspecified ear, init encntr
  • S00.501A - Unspecified superficial injury of lip, initial encounter
  • S00.502A - Unspecified superficial injury of oral cavity, init encntr
  • S00.90XA - Unsp superficial injury of unsp part of head, init encntr
  • S10.10XA - Unspecified superficial injuries of throat, init encntr
  • S10.80XA - Unsp superficial injury of oth part of neck, init encntr

Code Classification

  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Superficial injury (910-919)
      • 910 Superficial injury of face, neck, and scalp except eye

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms

  • Excoriation of pinna
  • Multiple superficial injuries of head
  • Multiple superficial injuries of neck
  • Scratch of cheek
  • Scratch of ear region
  • Scratch of face
  • Scratch of forehead
  • Scratch of head
  • Scratch of head and neck
  • Scratch of neck
  • Scratch of nose
  • Scratch of throat
  • Superficial injuries involving head with neck
  • Superficial injury of cheek
  • Superficial injury of cheek without infection
  • Superficial injury of ear region
  • Superficial injury of ear without infection
  • Superficial injury of face
  • Superficial injury of face without infection
  • Superficial injury of gum without infection
  • Superficial injury of head
  • Superficial injury of head and neck
  • Superficial injury of lip without infection
  • Superficial injury of mouth
  • Superficial injury of neck
  • Superficial injury of neck without infection
  • Superficial injury of nose
  • Superficial injury of nose without infection
  • Superficial injury of palate
  • Superficial injury of scalp
  • Superficial injury of scalp without infection
  • Superficial injury of throat

Information for Patients


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

  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains
  • Amputation - traumatic
  • Animal bites -- self-care
  • Bleeding
  • Closed suction drain with bulb
  • Crush injury
  • Cuts and puncture wounds
  • Electrical injury
  • Gunshot wounds -- aftercare
  • Hemovac drain
  • How wounds heal
  • Human bites -- self-care
  • Laceration - sutures or staples - at home
  • Lacerations - liquid bandage
  • Nail injuries
  • Skin flaps and grafts -- self-care
  • Sterile technique
  • Sternal exploration or closure
  • Surgical wound care
  • Surgical wound care -- closed
  • Surgical wound infection - treatment
  • Wet to dry dressing changes
  • Wound care centers

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ICD-9 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-9 and ICD-10 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.