ICD-10 Code S40.269

Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified shoulder

Version 2019 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S40.269 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 shoulder. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10: S40.269
Short Description:Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified shoulder
Long Description:Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified shoulder

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

  • S40.269A - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified shoulder, initial encounter
  • S40.269D - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified shoulder, subsequent encounter
  • S40.269S - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified shoulder, sequela

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the shoulder and upper arm (S40-S49)
      • Superficial injury of shoulder and upper arm (S40)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (first year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA mandated 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 Medical Professionals

Synonyms

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

  • Animal bite of back
  • Animal bite of chest
  • Animal bite of shoulder
  • Animal bite of upper arm
  • Insect bite, nonvenomous, of back
  • Insect bite, nonvenomous, of chest wall
  • Insect bite, nonvenomous, of shoulder
  • Insect bite, nonvenomous, of shoulder and upper arm, infected
  • Insect bite, nonvenomous, of upper arm
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of back without infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of chest wall without infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of scapular region without infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of shoulder with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of shoulder without infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of upper arm with infection
  • Superficial injury of back without infection
  • Superficial injury of shoulder and upper arm
  • Superficial injury of shoulder with infection
  • Superficial injury of shoulder without infection
  • Superficial injury of upper arm with infection

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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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.