ICD-10-CM Code S00.96XA

Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified part of head, initial encounter

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

S00.96XA is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified part of head, initial encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S00.96XA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like infected insect bite of head and neck or infected insect bite of head and neck or insect bite of head or insect bite of head and neck or insect bite, nonvenomous, of head, infected.

Short Description:Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unsp part of head, init encntr
Long Description:Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified part of head, initial encounter


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

  • Infected insect bite of head and neck
  • Infected insect bite of head and neck
  • Insect bite of head
  • Insect bite of head and neck
  • Insect bite, nonvenomous, of head, infected

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code S00.96XA is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.


Convert S00.96XA to ICD-9

  • 910.4 - Insect bite head (Approximate Flag)

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

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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