ICD-10-CM Code S60.862A

Insect bite (nonvenomous) of left wrist, initial encounter

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

S60.862A is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of insect bite (nonvenomous) of left wrist, initial encounter. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S60.862A might also be used to specify conditions or terms like animal bite of wrist, infected wound of left wrist due to non venomous insect bite, insect bite, nonvenomous, of wrist, nonvenomous insect bite of wrist with infection, superficial injury of wrist with infection, wound of left wrist due to nonvenomous insect bite, etc

Short Description:Insect bite (nonvenomous) of left wrist, initial encounter
Long Description:Insect bite (nonvenomous) of left wrist, initial encounter


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

  • Animal bite of wrist
  • Infected wound of left wrist due to non venomous insect bite
  • Insect bite, nonvenomous, of wrist
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of wrist with infection
  • Superficial injury of wrist with infection
  • Wound of left wrist due to nonvenomous insect bite

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code S60.862A is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.


Convert S60.862A to ICD-9

  • 913.4 - Insect bite forearm (Approximate Flag)

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

Insect Bites and Stings

Also called: Bug bites

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
  • Anaphylaxis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Bee poison (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fire ants (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fleas (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Insect bites and stings (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wasp sting (Medical Encyclopedia)

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