ICD-10-CM Code S70.36

Insect bite (nonvenomous) of thigh

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S70.36 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 thigh. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S70.36
Short Description:Insect bite (nonvenomous) of thigh
Long Description:Insect bite (nonvenomous) of thigh

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

  • S70.361 - Insect bite (nonvenomous), right thigh
  • S70.361A - Insect bite (nonvenomous), right thigh, initial encounter
  • S70.361D - Insect bite (nonvenomous), right thigh, subsequent encounter
  • S70.361S - Insect bite (nonvenomous), right thigh, sequela
  • S70.362 - Insect bite (nonvenomous), left thigh
  • S70.362A - Insect bite (nonvenomous), left thigh, initial encounter
  • S70.362D - Insect bite (nonvenomous), left thigh, subsequent encounter
  • S70.362S - Insect bite (nonvenomous), left thigh, sequela
  • S70.369 - Insect bite (nonvenomous), unspecified thigh
  • S70.369A - Insect bite (nonvenomous), unspecified thigh, initial encounter
  • S70.369D - Insect bite (nonvenomous), unspecified thigh, subsequent encounter
  • S70.369S - Insect bite (nonvenomous), unspecified thigh, sequela

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 S70.36 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

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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