ICD-10-CM Code S70.25

Superficial foreign body of hip

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S70.25 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of superficial foreign body of hip. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S70.25
Short Description:Superficial foreign body of hip
Long Description:Superficial foreign body of hip

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

  • S70.251 - Superficial foreign body, right hip
  • S70.251A - Superficial foreign body, right hip, initial encounter
  • S70.251D - Superficial foreign body, right hip, subsequent encounter
  • S70.251S - Superficial foreign body, right hip, sequela
  • S70.252 - Superficial foreign body, left hip
  • S70.252A - Superficial foreign body, left hip, initial encounter
  • S70.252D - Superficial foreign body, left hip, subsequent encounter
  • S70.252S - Superficial foreign body, left hip, sequela
  • S70.259 - Superficial foreign body, unspecified hip
  • S70.259A - Superficial foreign body, unspecified hip, initial encounter
  • S70.259D - Superficial foreign body, unspecified hip, subsequent encounter
  • S70.259S - Superficial foreign body, unspecified hip, 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 S70.25:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Splinter in the hip

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 S70.25 are found in the index:


Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the hip and thigh (S70-S79)
      • Superficial injury of hip and thigh (S70)

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


Foreign Bodies

If you've ever gotten a splinter or had sand in your eye, you've had experience with a foreign body. A foreign body is something that is stuck inside you but isn't supposed to be there. You may inhale or swallow a foreign body, or you may get one from an injury to almost any part of your body. Foreign bodies are more common in small children, who sometimes stick things in their mouths, ears, and noses.

Some foreign bodies, like a small splinter, do not cause serious harm. Inhaled or swallowed foreign bodies may cause choking or bowel obstruction and may require medical care.

  • Bezoar (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eye - foreign object in (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foreign body in the nose (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Splinter removal (Medical Encyclopedia)

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