2022 ICD-10-CM Code S00.262

Insect bite (nonvenomous) of left eyelid and periocular area

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:S00.262
Short Description:Insect bite (nonvenomous) of left eyelid and periocular area
Long Description:Insect bite (nonvenomous) of left eyelid and periocular area

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the head (S00-S09)
      • Superficial injury of head (S00)

S00.262 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of insect bite (nonvenomous) of left eyelid and periocular area. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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.

The ICD-10-CM code S00.262 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bilateral infected wound of eyelids due to nonvenomous insect bite, infected wound of eyelid due to nonvenomous insect bite, infected wound of eyelid due to nonvenomous insect bite, infected wound of left eyelid due to nonvenomous insect bite, infected wound of right eyelid due to nonvenomous insect bite , insect bite of eye region, etc.

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Superficial injury of head (S00). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

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

Non-specific codes like S00.262 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 left eyelid and periocular area:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S00.262A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S00.262D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S00.262S for sequela

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

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

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)