2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S08

Avulsion and traumatic amputation of part of head

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S08 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 S08 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S08 - other international versions of ICD-10 S08 may differ.
Applicable To
  • An amputation not identified as partial or complete should be coded to complete
The following code(s) above S08 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 S08:
  • 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
Code annotations containing back-references to S08:
  • Type 2 Excludes: S01
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S01

    Open wound of head

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • any associated:
    • injury of cranial nerve (S04.-)
    • injury of muscle and tendon of head (S09.1-)
    • intracranial injury (S06.-)
    • wound infection
    Type 1 Excludes
    • open skull fracture (S02.- with 7th character B)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • injury of eye and orbit (S05.-)
    • traumatic amputation of part of head (S08.-)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S08
S07.1XXD …… subsequent encounter
S07.1XXS …… sequela
S07.8 Crushing injury of other parts of head
S07.8XXA …… initial encounter
S07.8XXD …… subsequent encounter
S07.8XXS …… sequela
S07.9 Crushing injury of head, part unspecified
S07.9XXA …… initial encounter
S07.9XXD …… subsequent encounter
S07.9XXS …… sequela
S08 Avulsion and traumatic amputation of part of head
S08.0 Avulsion of scalp
S08.0XXA …… initial encounter
S08.0XXD …… subsequent encounter
S08.0XXS …… sequela
S08.1 Traumatic amputation of ear
S08.11 Complete traumatic amputation of ear
S08.111 Complete traumatic amputation of right ear
S08.111A …… initial encounter
S08.111D …… subsequent encounter
S08.111S …… sequela

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