ICD-10-CM Code S60.47

Other superficial bite of fingers

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S60.47 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other superficial bite of fingers. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S60.47
Short Description:Other superficial bite of fingers
Long Description:Other superficial bite of fingers

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

  • S60.470 - Other superficial bite of right index finger
  • S60.470A - Other superficial bite of right index finger, initial encounter
  • S60.470D - Other superficial bite of right index finger, subsequent encounter
  • S60.470S - Other superficial bite of right index finger, sequela
  • S60.471 - Other superficial bite of left index finger
  • S60.471A - Other superficial bite of left index finger, initial encounter
  • S60.471D - Other superficial bite of left index finger, subsequent encounter
  • S60.471S - Other superficial bite of left index finger, sequela
  • S60.472 - Other superficial bite of right middle finger
  • S60.472A - Other superficial bite of right middle finger, initial encounter
  • S60.472D - Other superficial bite of right middle finger, subsequent encounter
  • S60.472S - Other superficial bite of right middle finger, sequela
  • S60.473 - Other superficial bite of left middle finger
  • S60.473A - Other superficial bite of left middle finger, initial encounter
  • S60.473D - Other superficial bite of left middle finger, subsequent encounter
  • S60.473S - Other superficial bite of left middle finger, sequela
  • S60.474 - Other superficial bite of right ring finger
  • S60.474A - Other superficial bite of right ring finger, initial encounter
  • S60.474D - Other superficial bite of right ring finger, subsequent encounter
  • S60.474S - Other superficial bite of right ring finger, sequela
  • S60.475 - Other superficial bite of left ring finger
  • S60.475A - Other superficial bite of left ring finger, initial encounter
  • S60.475D - Other superficial bite of left ring finger, subsequent encounter
  • S60.475S - Other superficial bite of left ring finger, sequela
  • S60.476 - Other superficial bite of right little finger
  • S60.476A - Other superficial bite of right little finger, initial encounter
  • S60.476D - Other superficial bite of right little finger, subsequent encounter
  • S60.476S - Other superficial bite of right little finger, sequela
  • S60.477 - Other superficial bite of left little finger
  • S60.477A - Other superficial bite of left little finger, initial encounter
  • S60.477D - Other superficial bite of left little finger, subsequent encounter
  • S60.477S - Other superficial bite of left little finger, sequela
  • S60.478 - Other superficial bite of other finger
  • S60.478A - Other superficial bite of other finger, initial encounter
  • S60.478D - Other superficial bite of other finger, subsequent encounter
  • S60.478S - Other superficial bite of other finger, sequela
  • S60.479 - Other superficial bite of unspecified finger
  • S60.479A - Other superficial bite of unspecified finger, initial encounter
  • S60.479D - Other superficial bite of unspecified finger, subsequent encounter
  • S60.479S - Other superficial bite of unspecified finger, sequela

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code S60.47:

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

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 S60.47 are found in the index:


Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the wrist, hand and fingers (S60-S69)
      • Superficial injury of wrist, hand and fingers (S60)

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
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Animal Bites

Also called: Cat bites, Dog 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

  • Animal bites - self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Jellyfish stings (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Marine animal stings or bites (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Snake bites (Medical Encyclopedia)

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