2021 ICD-10-CM Code S00.56

Insect bite (nonvenomous) of lip and oral cavity

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S00.56 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 lip and oral cavity. 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.

Short Description:Insect bite (nonvenomous) of lip and oral cavity
Long Description:Insect bite (nonvenomous) of lip and oral cavity

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Insect bite (nonvenomous) of lip and oral cavity

Header codes like S00.56 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 lip and oral cavity:

  • S00.561 - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of lip
  • S00.561A - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of lip, initial encounter
  • S00.561D - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of lip, subsequent encounter
  • S00.561S - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of lip, sequela
  • S00.562 - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of oral cavity
  • S00.562A - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of oral cavity, initial encounter
  • S00.562D - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of oral cavity, subsequent encounter
  • S00.562S - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of oral cavity, sequela

Information for Patients

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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Mouth Disorders

Your mouth is one of the most important parts of your body. It has many different functions. It allows you to

Any problem that affects your mouth can make it hard to eat, drink, or even smile. Some common mouth problems include

Treatment for mouth disorders varies, depending on the problem. If a mouth problem is caused by some other disease, treating that disease can help. It is also important to keep your mouth clean and healthy by brushing, flossing, and not using tobacco.

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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)