ICD-10 Code S70.369

Insect bite (nonvenomous), unspecified thigh

Version 2019 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S70.369 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), unspecified thigh. The code is NOT valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10: S70.369
Short Description:Insect bite (nonvenomous), unspecified thigh
Long Description:Insect bite (nonvenomous), unspecified thigh

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

  • 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

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 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

Information for Medical Professionals

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). The diagnosis code S70.369 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2019.

  • 604 - TRAUMA TO THE SKIN, SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE AND BREAST WITH MCC
  • 605 - TRAUMA TO THE SKIN, SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE AND BREAST WITHOUT MCC
  • 606 - MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 607 - MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC
  • 949 - AFTERCARE WITH CC/MCC
  • 950 - AFTERCARE WITHOUT CC/MCC

Synonyms

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

  • Animal bite of thigh
  • Insect bite, nonvenomous, of lower limb, infected
  • Insect bite, nonvenomous, of thigh
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of lower limb without infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of thigh with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of thigh without infection
  • Superficial injury of thigh with infection
  • Superficial injury of thigh without infection

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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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.