2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S50.87

Other superficial bite of forearm

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S50.87 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 S50.87 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S50.87 - other international versions of ICD-10 S50.87 may differ.
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 S50.87. 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.
  • open bite of forearm (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S51.84

    Puncture wound with foreign body of forearm

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    S51.84
    )
The following code(s) above S50.87 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 S50.87:
  • 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
  • S50-S59
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range S50-S59

    Injuries to the elbow and forearm

    Type 2 Excludes
    Injuries to the elbow and forearm
  • S50
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S50

    Superficial injury of elbow and forearm

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • superficial injury of wrist and hand (S60.-)
    Superficial injury of elbow and forearm
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 S50.87:
  • Type 1 Excludes: S51.85
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S51.85

    Open bite of forearm

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Bite of forearm NOS
    Type 1 Excludes

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to S50.87:
  • Bite(s) (animal) (human)
    • forearm S51.85-
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S51.85-

      Open bite of forearm

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Bite of forearm NOS
      Type 1 Excludes

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S50.87
S50.861D …… subsequent encounter
S50.861S …… sequela
S50.862 Insect bite (nonvenomous) of left forearm
S50.862A …… initial encounter
S50.862D …… subsequent encounter
S50.862S …… sequela
S50.869 Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified forearm
S50.869A …… initial encounter
S50.869D …… subsequent encounter
S50.869S …… sequela
S50.87 Other superficial bite of forearm
S50.871 Other superficial bite of right forearm
S50.871A …… initial encounter
S50.871D …… subsequent encounter
S50.871S …… sequela
S50.872 Other superficial bite of left forearm
S50.872A …… initial encounter
S50.872D …… subsequent encounter
S50.872S …… sequela
S50.879 Other superficial bite of unspecified forearm
S50.879A …… initial encounter

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