ICD-10-CM Code S40.269

Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified shoulder

Version 2020 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. The ICD-10-CM code S40.269 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like 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, etc

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:

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

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 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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