Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 873.20
Open wound of nose, unspecified site, without mention of complication
  • Short description: Open wound of nose NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 873.20 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 873.20 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 873.20.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 873.20: 2013 2014 2015.
Disease Synonyms
  • Laceration of nose
  • Nose laceration
  • Open animal bite of nose
  • Open bite of nose
  • Open cat bite of nose
  • Open dog bite of nose
  • Open human bite of nose
  • Open wound of nose
  • Partial traumatic nose amputation
  • Puncture wound of nose
  • Traumatic amputation of nose
  • Traumatic amputation of part of nose
  • Traumatic nose amputation
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 873.20 converts approximately to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM S01.20XA Unspecified open wound of nose, initial encounter
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM S01.21XA Laceration without foreign body of nose, initial encounter
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM S01.23XA Puncture wound without foreign body of nose, initial encounter
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM S01.25XA Open bite of nose, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 873.20:
  • Wound, open (by cutting or piercing instrument) (by firearms) (cut) (dissection) (incised) (laceration) (penetration) (perforating) (puncture) (with initial hemorrhage, not internal) 879.8
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