2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S03

Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of head

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S03 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM S03 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S03 - other international versions of ICD-10 S03 may differ.
Code Also
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A code also note instructs that 2 codes may be required to fully describe a condition but the sequencing of the two codes is discretionary, depending on the severity of the conditions and the reason for the encounter.
  • any associated open wound
Type 2 Excludes
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A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (S03) and the excluded code together.
  • Strain of muscle or tendon of head (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S09.1

    Injury of muscle and tendon of head

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • any associated open wound (S01.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • sprain to joints and ligament of head (S03.9)
    S09.1
    )
Includes
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"Includes" further defines, or give examples of, the content of the code or category.
  • avulsion of joint (capsule) or ligament of head
  • laceration of cartilage, joint (capsule) or ligament of head
  • sprain of cartilage, joint (capsule) or ligament of head
  • traumatic hemarthrosis of joint or ligament of head
  • traumatic rupture of joint or ligament of head
  • traumatic subluxation of joint or ligament of head
  • traumatic tear of joint or ligament of head
The following code(s) above S03 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to S03:
  • S00-T88
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range S00-T88

    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes

    Note
    • Use secondary code(s) from Chapter 20, External causes of morbidity, to indicate cause of injury. Codes within the T section that include the external cause do not require an additional external cause code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify any retained foreign body, if applicable (Z18.-)
    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
  • S00-S09
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range S00-S09

    Injuries to the head

    Code Also
    • for any associated infection
    Includes
    • injuries of ear
    • injuries of eye
    • injuries of face [any part]
    • injuries of gum
    • injuries of jaw
    • injuries of oral cavity
    • injuries of palate
    • injuries of periocular area
    • injuries of scalp
    • injuries of temporomandibular joint area
    • injuries of tongue
    • injuries of tooth
    Type 2 Excludes
    • burns and corrosions (T20-T32)
    • effects of foreign body in ear (T16)
    • effects of foreign body in larynx (T17.3)
    • effects of foreign body in mouth NOS (T18.0)
    • effects of foreign body in nose (T17.0-T17.1)
    • effects of foreign body in pharynx (T17.2)
    • effects of foreign body on external eye (T15.-)
    • frostbite (T33-T34)
    • insect bite or sting, venomous (T63.4)
    Injuries to the head
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S03
S02.91XG …… subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
S02.91XK …… subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
S02.91XS …… sequela
S02.92 Unspecified fracture of facial bones
S02.92XA …… initial encounter for closed fracture
S02.92XB …… initial encounter for open fracture
S02.92XD …… subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
S02.92XG …… subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
S02.92XK …… subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
S02.92XS …… sequela
S03 Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of head
S03.0 Dislocation of jaw
S03.00 Dislocation of jaw, unspecified side
S03.00XA …… initial encounter
S03.00XD …… subsequent encounter
S03.00XS …… sequela
S03.01 Dislocation of jaw, right side
S03.01XA …… initial encounter
S03.01XD …… subsequent encounter
S03.01XS …… sequela
S03.02 Dislocation of jaw, left side

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.