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ICD-10-CM Code S31.55
Open bite of unspecified external genital organs

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code S31.55 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the two child codes of S31.55 that describes the diagnosis 'open bite of unspecified external genital organs' in more detail.


The ICD code S31 is used to code Abdominal trauma

Abdominal trauma is an injury to the abdomen. It may be blunt or penetrating and may involve damage to the abdominal organs. Signs and symptoms include abdominal pain, tenderness, rigidity, and bruising of the external abdomen. Abdominal trauma presents a risk of severe blood loss and infection. Diagnosis may involve ultrasonography, computed tomography, and peritoneal lavage, and treatment may involve surgery. Injury to the lower chest may cause splenic or liver injuries.

Specialty: Emergency Medicine
MeSH Code: D000007
ICD 9 Code: 868

Abdominal trauma resulting in a right kidney contusion (open arrow) and blood surrounding the kidney (closed arrow) as seen on CT.

Coding Notes for S31.55 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Bite of unspecified external genital organs NOS
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Superficial bite of unspecified external genital organs (S30.865, S30.866, S30.875, S30.876) - instead, use code S30.865

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'S31.55 - Open bite of unspecified external genital organs'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code S31.55. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Parent Code: S31.5 - Open wound of unspecified external genital organs

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/S3155