2021 ICD-10-CM Code S00.26

Insect bite (nonvenomous) of eyelid and periocular area

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S00.26 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of insect bite (nonvenomous) of eyelid and periocular area. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:S00.26
Short Description:Insect bite (nonvenomous) of eyelid and periocular area
Long Description:Insect bite (nonvenomous) of eyelid and periocular area

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Insect bite (nonvenomous) of eyelid and periocular area

Header codes like S00.26 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for insect bite (nonvenomous) of eyelid and periocular area:

  • S00.261 - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of right eyelid and periocular area
  • S00.261A - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of right eyelid and periocular area, initial encounter
  • S00.261D - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of right eyelid and periocular area, subsequent encounter
  • S00.261S - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of right eyelid and periocular area, sequela
  • S00.262 - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of left eyelid and periocular area
  • S00.262A - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of left eyelid and periocular area, initial encounter
  • S00.262D - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of left eyelid and periocular area, subsequent encounter
  • S00.262S - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of left eyelid and periocular area, sequela
  • S00.269 - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified eyelid and periocular area
  • S00.269A - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified eyelid and periocular area, initial encounter
  • S00.269D - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified eyelid and periocular area, subsequent encounter
  • S00.269S - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified eyelid and periocular area, sequela

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code S00.26 are found in the index:

Information for Patients


Eye Injuries

The structure of your face helps protect your eyes from injury. Still, injuries can damage your eye, sometimes severely enough that you could lose your vision. Most eye injuries are preventable. If you play sports or work in certain jobs, you may need protection.

The most common type of injury happens when something irritates the outer surface of your eye. Certain jobs such as industrial jobs or hobbies such as carpentry make this type of injury more likely. It's also more likely if you wear contact lenses.

Chemicals or heat can burn your eyes. With chemicals, the pain may cause you to close your eyes. This traps the irritant next to the eye and may cause more damage. You should wash out your eye right away while you wait for medical help.


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Insect Bites and Stings

Also called: Bug bites

Most insect bites are harmless, though they sometimes cause discomfort. Bee, wasp, and hornet stings and fire ant bites usually hurt. Mosquito and flea bites usually itch. Insects can also spread diseases. In the United States, some mosquitoes spread West Nile virus. Travelers outside the United States may be at risk for malaria and other infections.

To prevent insect bites and their complications


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)