2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S71.15

Open bite of thigh

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S71.15 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM S71.15 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S71.15 - other international versions of ICD-10 S71.15 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Bite of thigh NOS
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as S71.15. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • superficial bite of thigh (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S70.37

    Other superficial bite of thigh

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    S70.37-
    )
The following code(s) above S71.15 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to S71.15:
  • S00-T88
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range S00-T88

    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes

    Note
    • Use secondary code(s) from Chapter 20, External causes of morbidity, to indicate cause of injury. Codes within the T section that include the external cause do not require an additional external cause code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify any retained foreign body, if applicable (Z18.-)
    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
  • S70-S79
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range S70-S79

    Injuries to the hip and thigh

    Type 2 Excludes
    Injuries to the hip and thigh
  • S71
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S71

    Open wound of hip and thigh

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • any associated wound infection
    Type 1 Excludes
    • open fracture of hip and thigh (S72.-)
    • traumatic amputation of hip and thigh (S78.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • bite of venomous animal (T63.-)
    • open wound of ankle, foot and toes (S91.-)
    • open wound of knee and lower leg (S81.-)
    Open wound of hip and thigh
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to S71.15:
  • Type 1 Excludes: S70.37
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S70.37

    Other superficial bite of thigh

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to S71.15:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S71.15
S71.141D …… subsequent encounter
S71.141S …… sequela
S71.142 Puncture wound with foreign body, left thigh
S71.142A …… initial encounter
S71.142D …… subsequent encounter
S71.142S …… sequela
S71.149 Puncture wound with foreign body, unspecified thigh
S71.149A …… initial encounter
S71.149D …… subsequent encounter
S71.149S …… sequela
S71.15 Open bite of thigh
S71.151 Open bite, right thigh
S71.151A …… initial encounter
S71.151D …… subsequent encounter
S71.151S …… sequela
S71.152 Open bite, left thigh
S71.152A …… initial encounter
S71.152D …… subsequent encounter
S71.152S …… sequela
S71.159 Open bite, unspecified thigh
S71.159A …… initial encounter

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.