ICD-10-CM Code S31.159

Open bite of abdominal wall, unspecified quadrant without penetration into peritoneal cavity

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S31.159 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of open bite of abdominal wall, unspecified quadrant without penetration into peritoneal cavity. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S31.159 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like animal bite of abdomen, animal bite of groin, animal bite of groin, dog bite of abdomen, dog bite of groin, dog bite of trunk, etc

ICD-10:S31.159
Short Description:Open bite of abd wall, unsp quadrant w/o penet perit cav
Long Description:Open bite of abdominal wall, unspecified quadrant without penetration into peritoneal cavity

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

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 S31.159 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Animal bite of abdomen
  • Animal bite of groin
  • Animal bite of groin
  • Dog bite of abdomen
  • Dog bite of groin
  • Dog bite of trunk
  • Human bite of abdomen
  • Human bite of groin
  • Human bite of trunk
  • Open bite of abdomen
  • Open bite of abdomen
  • Open bite of abdomen
  • Open wound of abdominal wall due to animal bite
  • Open wound of abdominal wall due to dog bite
  • Open wound of abdominal wall due to human bite

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the abdomen, lower back, lumbar spine, pelvis and external genitals (S30-S39)
      • Opn wnd abdomen, lower back, pelvis and external genitals (S31)

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


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

  • Never pet, handle, or feed unknown animals
  • Leave snakes alone
  • Watch your children closely around animals
  • Vaccinate your cats, ferrets, and dogs against rabies
  • Spay or neuter your dog to make it less aggressive
  • Get a tetanus booster if you have not had one recently
  • Wear boots and long pants when you are in areas with venomous snakes

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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