Valid for Submission
S91.052A is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of open bite, left ankle, initial encounter. The code S91.052A is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code S91.052A might also be used to specify conditions or terms like dog bite of ankle, open bite of ankle, open bite of ankle, open wound of left ankle due to cat bite or open wound of left ankle due to dog bite.
S91.052A is an initial encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used while the patient is receiving active treatment for a condition like open bite left ankle. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines an "initial encounter" doesn't necessarily means "initial visit". The 7th character should be used when the patient is undergoing active treatment regardless if new or different providers saw the patient over the course of a treatment. The appropriate 7th character codes should also be used even if the patient delayed seeking treatment for a condition.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Dog bite of ankle
- Open bite of ankle
- Open bite of ankle
- Open wound of left ankle due to cat bite
- Open wound of left ankle due to dog bite
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert S91.052A to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code S91.052A its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Also called: Cat bites, Dog bites
Wild animals usually avoid people. They might attack, however, if they feel threatened, are sick, or are protecting their young or territory. Attacks by pets are more common. Animal bites rarely are life-threatening, but if they become infected, you can develop serious medical problems.
To prevent animal bites and complications from bites
- Never pet, handle, or feed unknown animals
- Leave snakes alone
- Watch your children closely around animals
- Vaccinate your cats, ferrets, and dogs against rabies
- Spay or neuter your dog to make it less aggressive
- Get a tetanus booster if you have not had one recently
- Wear boots and long pants when you are in areas with venomous snakes
If an animal bites you, clean the wound with soap and water as soon as possible. Get medical attention if necessary.
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