Not Valid for Submission
S90.465 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of insect bite (nonvenomous), left lesser toe(s). The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.
Specific Coding for Insect bite (nonvenomous), left lesser toe(s)
Header codes like S90.465 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for insect bite (nonvenomous), left lesser toe(s):
- INSECT BITES AND STINGS-. bites and stings inflicted by insects.
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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