ICD-10 Code S60.569

Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified hand

Version 2019 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S60.569 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 hand. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10: S60.569
Short Description:Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified hand
Long Description:Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified hand

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

  • S60.569A - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified hand, initial encounter
  • S60.569D - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified hand, subsequent encounter
  • S60.569S - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified hand, sequela

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 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 dorsum of hand
  • Animal bite of palm of hand
  • Infected insect bite of dorsum of hand
  • Infected insect bite of hand
  • Infected insect bite of palm of hand
  • Insect bite of dorsum of hand
  • Insect bite of hand
  • Insect bite of palm of hand
  • Insect bite to hand - nonvenomous
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of hand with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of hand without infection
  • Superficial injury of dorsum of hand
  • Superficial injury of hand without infection
  • Superficial injury of palm of hand

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.