2022 ICD-10-CM Code S00.27

Other superficial bite of eyelid and periocular area

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:S00.27
Short Description:Other superficial bite of eyelid and periocular area
Long Description:Other superficial bite of 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)

S00.27 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other superficial bite of 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.

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 Other superficial bite of eyelid and periocular area

Non-specific codes like S00.27 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 other superficial bite of eyelid and periocular area:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S00.271 for Other superficial bite of right eyelid and periocular area
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S00.271A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S00.271D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S00.271S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S00.272 for Other superficial bite of left eyelid and periocular area
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S00.272A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S00.272D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S00.272S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S00.279 for Other superficial bite of unspecified eyelid and periocular area
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S00.279A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S00.279D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S00.279S for sequela

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code S00.27:


Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

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 S00.27 are found in the index:

Information for Patients


Animal Bites

Wild animals usually avoid people. They might attack, however, if they feel threatened, are sick, or are protecting their young or territory. Attacks by pets are more common. Animal bites rarely are life-threatening, but if they become infected, you can develop serious medical problems.

To prevent animal bites and complications from bites

If an animal bites you, clean the wound with soap and water as soon as possible. Get medical attention if necessary.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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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)