2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T14.8

Other injury of unspecified body region

    2016 2017 2018 - Converted to Parent Code 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • T14.8 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 T14.8 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of T14.8 - other international versions of ICD-10 T14.8 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Abrasion NOS
  • Contusion NOS
  • Crush injury NOS
  • Fracture NOS
  • Skin injury NOS
  • Vascular injury NOS
  • Wound NOS
The following code(s) above T14.8 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 T14.8:
  • S00-T88
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range S00-T88

    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes

    • 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
  • T14
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T14

    Injury of unspecified body region

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • multiple unspecified injuries (T07)
    Injury of unspecified body region
Approximate Synonyms
  • Abrasion
  • Abrasion (scrape)
  • Accidental needle stick
  • Accidental needle stick injury
  • Accidental needle stick with exposure to body fluids
  • Arteriovenous fistula, traumatic
  • Bone bruise
  • Bruises present without abnormal labs
  • Bruising present without abnormal labs
  • Contusion
  • Crush injury
  • Crushing injury
  • Degloving injury
  • Ecchymosis from trauma
  • Excoriation of skin
  • Hematoma
  • Hematoma, subcutaneous
  • Injury of blood vessel
  • Injury to blood vessel
  • Injury to nerve
  • Injury to peripheral nerve
  • Laceration of tendon
  • Nerve injury
  • Neurapraxia
  • Open wound by needle stick, with body fluid exposure
  • Peripheral nerve injury
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Subchondral hematoma
  • Subcutaneous hematoma
  • Superficial fb, without major open wound
  • Superficial foreign body
  • Superficial foreign body, without major open wound
  • Superficial injury
  • Tendon laceration
  • Traumatic arteriovenous fistula
  • Traumatic hematoma
Clinical Information
  • A bruise is a mark on your skin caused by blood trapped under the surface. It happens when an injury crushes small blood vessels but does not break the skin. Those vessels break open and leak blood under the skin. Bruises are often painful and swollen. You can get skin, muscle and bone bruises. Bone bruises are the most serious.it can take months for a bruise to fade, but most last about two weeks. They start off a reddish color, and then turn bluish-purple and greenish-yellow before returning to normal. To reduce bruising, ice the injured area and elevate it above your heart. See your healthcare provider if you seem to bruise for no reason, or if the bruise appears to be infected.
  • A bruise; an injury of a part without a break in the skin.
  • A finding of injury of the soft tissues or bone characterized by leakage of blood into surrounding tissues.
  • A finding of traumatic injury to the bone in which the continuity of the bone is broken.
  • A fracture is a break, usually in a bone. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is called an open or compound fracture. Fractures commonly happen because of car accidents, falls or sports injuries. Other causes are low bone density and osteoporosis, which cause weakening of the bones. Overuse can cause stress fractures, which are very small cracks in the bone. Symptoms of a fracture are
    • out-of-place or misshapen limb or joint
    • swelling, bruising or bleeding
    • intense pain
    • numbness and tingling
    • limited mobility or inability to move a limb
    you need to get medical care right away for any fracture. You may need to wear a cast or splint. Sometimes you need surgery to put in plates, pins or screws to keep the bone in place.
  • A traumatic injury to the bone in which the continuity of the bone is broken.
  • Abraded wound; excoriation or circumscribed removal of the superficial layers of the skin or mucous membrane.
  • Breaks in bones.
  • Breaks or rupture in bones or cartilages.
  • Damage to the skin.
  • Injuries resulting in hemorrhage, usually manifested in the skin.
  • Injuries to blood vessels caused by laceration, contusion, puncture, or crush and other types of injuries. Symptoms vary by site and mode of injuries and may include bleeding, bruising, swelling, pain, and numbness. It does not include injuries secondary to pathologic function or diseases such as atherosclerosis.
  • Injury of the soft tissues or bone without breaking the skin, as by a blow.
  • Mechanical injury (usually caused by a blow) resulting in hemorrhage beneath unbroken skin; a bruise.
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): Deleted code
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): New code
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to T14.8:
  • Abrasion T14.8
    • skin NEC T14.8
  • Contusion (skin surface intact) T14.8
    • bone NEC T14.8
    • skin NEC T14.8
    • subcutaneous NEC T14.8
    • subperiosteal NEC T14.8
  • Crush, crushed, crushing T14.8
    • internal organ T14.8 (abdomen, chest, or pelvis)
    • severe, unspecified site T14.8
  • Fracture, traumatic (abduction) (adduction) (separation) T14.8 - see also Fracture, pathological
  • Hematomyelia (central) G95.19
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G95.19

    Other vascular myelopathies

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Edema of spinal cord
    • Hematomyelia
    • Nonpyogenic intraspinal phlebitis and thrombophlebitis
    • Subacute necrotic myelopathy
    • traumatic T14.8
  • Injury T14.90
    - see also specified injury type
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T14.90

    Injury, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 - Converted to Parent Code 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Injury NOS
  • Lesion(s) (nontraumatic)
    • vascular I99.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I99.9

      Unspecified disorder of circulatory system

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • following trauma NEC T14.8
  • Myalgia M79.10
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M79.10

    Myalgia, unspecified site

      2019 - New Code 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • traumatic NEC T14.8
  • Thrombosis, thrombotic (bland) (multiple) (progressive) (silent) (vessel) I82.90
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I82.90

    Acute embolism and thrombosis of unspecified vein

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Embolism of vein NOS
    • Thrombosis (vein) NOS
    • artery, arteries (postinfectional) I74.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I74.9

      Embolism and thrombosis of unspecified artery

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • traumatic NEC T14.8
    • traumatic NEC T14.8
  • Wound, open T14.8-
    • skin NOS T14.8

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To T14.8
S99.922S …… sequela
S99.929 Unspecified injury of unspecified foot
S99.929A …… initial encounter
S99.929D …… subsequent encounter
S99.929S …… sequela
T07 Unspecified multiple injuries
T07.XXXA Unspecified multiple injuries, initial encounter
T07.XXXD Unspecified multiple injuries, subsequent encounter
T07.XXXS Unspecified multiple injuries, sequela
T14 Injury of unspecified body region
T14.8 Other injury of unspecified body region
T14.8XXA …… initial encounter
T14.8XXD …… subsequent encounter
T14.8XXS …… sequela
T14.9 Unspecified injury
T14.90 Injury, unspecified
T14.90XA …… initial encounter
T14.90XD …… subsequent encounter
T14.90XS …… sequela
T14.91 Suicide attempt
T14.91XA …… initial encounter

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