Specific code 2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 873.40
Open wound of face, unspecified site, without mention of complication
  • Short description: Open wound of face NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 873.40 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 873.40 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2013 version of ICD-9-CM 873.40.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 873.40: 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 873.40 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S09.93XA Unspecified injury of face, initial encounter
Approximate Synonyms
  • Cut of face
  • Face laceration
  • Face muscle laceration
  • Facial laceration
  • Gunshot wound
  • Gunshot wound of face
  • Laceration of face
  • Laceration of muscle of face
  • Open animal bite of face
  • Open bite of face
  • Open cat bite of face
  • Open dog bite of face
  • Open human bite of face
  • Open wound of face
  • Puncture wound of face
  • Stab wound of face
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 873.40:
  • 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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