2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S36

Injury of intra-abdominal organs

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S36 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 S36 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S36 - other international versions of ICD-10 S36 may differ.
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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 (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S31
    • S31.0 Open wound of lower back and pelvis
    • S31.1 Open wound of abdominal wall without penetration into peritoneal cavity
    • S31.2 Open wound of penis
    • S31.3 Open wound of scrotum and testes
    • S31.4 Open wound of vagina and vulva
    • S31.5 Open wound of unspecified external genital organs
    • S31.6 Open wound of abdominal wall with penetration into peritoneal cavity
    • S31.8 Open wound of other parts of abdomen, lower back and pelvis
    S31.-
    )
The following code(s) above S36 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 S36:
  • 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
  • S30-S39
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range S30-S39

    Injuries to the abdomen, lower back, lumbar spine, pelvis and external genitals

    Includes
    • injuries to the abdominal wall
    • injuries to the anus
    • injuries to the buttock
    • injuries to the external genitalia
    • injuries to the flank
    • injuries to the groin
    Type 2 Excludes
    • burns and corrosions (T20-T32)
    • effects of foreign body in anus and rectum (T18.5)
    • effects of foreign body in genitourinary tract (T19.-)
    • effects of foreign body in stomach, small intestine and colon (T18.2-T18.4)
    • frostbite (T33-T34)
    • insect bite or sting, venomous (T63.4)
    Injuries to the abdomen, lower back, lumbar spine, pelvis and external genitals
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 S36:
  • Use Additional: S38.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S38.1

    Crushing injury of abdomen, lower back, and pelvis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • crushing injury of external genital organs (S38.0-)
    Use Additional
    • code for all associated injuries, such as:
    • fracture of thoracic or lumbar spine and pelvis (S22.0-, S32.-)
    • injury to intra-abdominal organs (S36.-)
    • injury to urinary and pelvic organs (S37.-)
    • open wound of abdominal wall (S31.-)
    • spinal cord injury (S34.0, S34.1-)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S36
S35.90XD …… subsequent encounter
S35.90XS …… sequela
S35.91 Laceration of unspecified blood vessel at abdomen, lower back and pelvis level
S35.91XA …… initial encounter
S35.91XD …… subsequent encounter
S35.91XS …… sequela
S35.99 Other specified injury of unspecified blood vessel at abdomen, lower back and pelvis level
S35.99XA …… initial encounter
S35.99XD …… subsequent encounter
S35.99XS …… sequela
S36 Injury of intra-abdominal organs
S36.0 Injury of spleen
S36.00 Unspecified injury of spleen
S36.00XA …… initial encounter
S36.00XD …… subsequent encounter
S36.00XS …… sequela
S36.02 Contusion of spleen
S36.020 Minor contusion of spleen
S36.020A …… initial encounter
S36.020D …… subsequent encounter
S36.020S …… sequela

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