2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S03.9XXS

Sprain of joints and ligaments of unspecified parts of head, sequela

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • S03.9XXS is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Sprain of joints and ligaments of unsp parts of head, sqla
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM S03.9XXS became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S03.9XXS - other international versions of ICD-10 S03.9XXS may differ.
The following code(s) above S03.9XXS 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 S03.9XXS:
  • S00-T88
    2021 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
    2021 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
  • S03
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S03

    Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of head

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • any associated open wound
    Includes
    • 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
    Type 2 Excludes
    • Strain of muscle or tendon of head (S09.1)
    Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of head
Present On Admission
POA Help
"Present On Admission" is defined as present at the time the order for inpatient admission occurs — conditions that develop during an outpatient encounter, including emergency department, observation, or outpatient surgery, are considered POA.
  • S03.9XXS is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM S03.9XXS is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 562 Fracture, sprain, strain and dislocation except femur, hip, pelvis and thigh with mcc
  • 563 Fracture, sprain, strain and dislocation except femur, hip, pelvis and thigh without mcc

Convert S03.9XXS to ICD-9-CM

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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S03.9XXS
S03.43XA …… initial encounter
S03.43XD …… subsequent encounter
S03.43XS …… sequela
S03.8 Sprain of joints and ligaments of other parts of head
S03.8XXA …… initial encounter
S03.8XXD …… subsequent encounter
S03.8XXS …… sequela
S03.9 Sprain of joints and ligaments of unspecified parts of head
S03.9XXA …… initial encounter
S03.9XXD …… subsequent encounter
S03.9XXS …… sequela
S04 Injury of cranial nerve
S04.0 Injury of optic nerve and pathways
S04.01 Injury of optic nerve
S04.011 Injury of optic nerve, right eye
S04.011A …… initial encounter
S04.011D …… subsequent encounter
S04.011S …… sequela
S04.012 Injury of optic nerve, left eye
S04.012A …… initial encounter
S04.012D …… subsequent encounter

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