2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S16.9

Unspecified injury of muscle, fascia and tendon at neck level

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S16.9 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • Short description: Unsp injury of muscle, fascia and tendon at neck level
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM S16.9 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S16.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 S16.9 may differ.
The following code(s) above S16.9 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 S16.9:
  • S00-T88
    2019 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
  • S10-S19
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range S10-S19

    Injuries to the neck

    Includes
    • injuries of nape
    • injuries of supraclavicular region
    • injuries of throat
    Type 2 Excludes
    • burns and corrosions (T20-T32)
    • effects of foreign body in esophagus (T18.1)
    • effects of foreign body in larynx (T17.3)
    • effects of foreign body in pharynx (T17.2)
    • effects of foreign body in trachea (T17.4)
    • frostbite (T33-T34)
    • insect bite or sting, venomous (T63.4)
    Injuries to the neck
  • S16
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S16

    Injury of muscle, fascia and tendon at neck level

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • any associated open wound (S11.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • sprain of joint or ligament at neck level (S13.9)
    Injury of muscle, fascia and tendon at neck level
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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to S16.9:
  • Injury T14.90
    - see also specified injury type
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T14.90

    Injury, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 - Deleted Code 2018 - New Code 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Injury NOS
    • muscle (and fascia) (and tendon)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S16.9
S16.1XXD …… subsequent encounter
S16.1XXS …… sequela
S16.2 Laceration of muscle, fascia and tendon at neck level
S16.2XXA …… initial encounter
S16.2XXD …… subsequent encounter
S16.2XXS …… sequela
S16.8 Other specified injury of muscle, fascia and tendon at neck level
S16.8XXA …… initial encounter
S16.8XXD …… subsequent encounter
S16.8XXS …… sequela
S16.9 Unspecified injury of muscle, fascia and tendon at neck level
S16.9XXA …… initial encounter
S16.9XXD …… subsequent encounter
S16.9XXS …… sequela
S17 Crushing injury of neck
S17.0 Crushing injury of larynx and trachea
S17.0XXA …… initial encounter
S17.0XXD …… subsequent encounter
S17.0XXS …… sequela
S17.8 Crushing injury of other specified parts of neck
S17.8XXA …… initial encounter

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