Open Wound ICD-10-CM Coding

Open Wound ICD-10-CM Coding

May 17, 2018

Question:
If a patient has a penetrating wound and an injury to an internal organ for example the liver, do I code both the open wound and the liver injury or just the liver injury?

Answer:
In ICD-10-CM, the comment below precedes each organ specific injury section:

Code also any associated open wound (S31.-)

So, the answers is yes, code the internal injury and the open wound.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 05/17/18.

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