ICD-10-CM Code S00.469

Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified ear

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S00.469 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified ear. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S00.469 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like animal bite of ear region, infected insect bite of head and neck, insect bite of ear region, insect bite, nonvenomous, of head, infected, nonvenomous insect bite of ear with infection, nonvenomous insect bite of ear without infection, etc

ICD-10:S00.469
Short Description:Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified ear
Long Description:Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified ear

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

Synonyms

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

  • Animal bite of ear region
  • Infected insect bite of head and neck
  • Insect bite of ear region
  • Insect bite, nonvenomous, of head, infected
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of ear with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of ear without infection
  • Superficial injury of ear with infection

Code Classification

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

Code History

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

Information for Patients


Ear Disorders

Your ear has three main parts: outer, middle and inner. You use all of them in hearing. Sound waves come in through your outer ear. They reach your middle ear, where they make your eardrum vibrate. The vibrations are transmitted through three tiny bones, called ossicles, in your middle ear. The vibrations travel to your inner ear, a snail-shaped organ. The inner ear makes the nerve impulses that are sent to the brain. Your brain recognizes them as sounds. The inner ear also controls balance.

A variety of conditions may affect your hearing or balance:

  • Ear infections are the most common illness in infants and young children.
  • Tinnitus, a roaring in your ears, can be the result of loud noises, medicines or a variety of other causes.
  • Meniere's disease may be the result of fluid problems in your inner ear; its symptoms include tinnitus and dizziness.
  • Ear barotrauma is an injury to your ear because of changes in barometric (air) or water pressure.

Some ear disorders can result in hearing disorders and deafness.


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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

  • Don't bother insects
  • Use insect repellant
  • Wear protective clothing
  • Be careful when you eat outside because food attracts insects
  • If you know you have severe allergic reactions to insect bites and stings (such as anaphylaxis), carry an emergency epinephrine kit

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