2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S09

Other and unspecified injuries of head

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S09 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM S09 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S09 - other international versions of ICD-10 S09 may differ.
The following code(s) above S09 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 S09:
  • 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
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
Code annotations containing back-references to S09:
  • Code Also: G96.08
    , G96.00
    , G96.09
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G96.08

    Other cranial cerebrospinal fluid leak

      2021 - New Code Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Postoperative cranial cerebrospinal fluid leak
    • Traumatic cranial cerebrospinal fluid leak
    Code Also
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G96.00

    Cerebrospinal fluid leak, unspecified

      2021 - New Code Billable/Specific Code
    Code Also
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G96.09

    Other spinal cerebrospinal fluid leak

      2021 - New Code Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Other spinal CSF leak
    • Postoperative spinal cerebrospinal fluid leak
    • Traumatic spinal cerebrospinal fluid leak
    Code Also
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S09
S08.811D …… subsequent encounter
S08.811S …… sequela
S08.812 Partial traumatic amputation of nose
S08.812A …… initial encounter
S08.812D …… subsequent encounter
S08.812S …… sequela
S08.89 Traumatic amputation of other parts of head
S08.89XA …… initial encounter
S08.89XD …… subsequent encounter
S08.89XS …… sequela
S09 Other and unspecified injuries of head
S09.0 Injury of blood vessels of head, not elsewhere classified
S09.0XXA …… initial encounter
S09.0XXD …… subsequent encounter
S09.0XXS …… sequela
S09.1 Injury of muscle and tendon of head
S09.10 Unspecified injury of muscle and tendon of head
S09.10XA …… initial encounter
S09.10XD …… subsequent encounter
S09.10XS …… sequela
S09.11 Strain of muscle and tendon of head

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