ICD-10-CM Code S70.369

Insect bite (nonvenomous), unspecified thigh

Version 2021 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 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S70.369 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like 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, etc

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:

Synonyms

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

  • 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

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


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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