2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S50.879D

Other superficial bite of unspecified forearm, subsequent encounter

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • S50.879D is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Other superficial bite of unspecified forearm, subs encntr
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM S50.879D became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S50.879D - other international versions of ICD-10 S50.879D may differ.
The following code(s) above S50.879D 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 S50.879D:
  • S00-T88
    2020 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
    2020 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 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • superficial injury of wrist and hand (S60.-)
    Superficial injury of elbow and forearm
  • S50.87
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S50.87

    Other superficial bite of forearm

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Other superficial bite of forearm
Present On Admission
POA Help
"Present On Admission" is defined as present at the time the order for inpatient admission occurs — conditions that develop during an outpatient encounter, including emergency department, observation, or outpatient surgery, are considered POA.
  • S50.879D is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM S50.879D is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 949 Aftercare with cc/mcc
  • 950 Aftercare without cc/mcc

Convert S50.879D to ICD-9-CM

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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S50.879D
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
S50.879D …… subsequent encounter
S50.879S …… sequela
S50.9 Unspecified superficial injury of elbow and forearm
S50.90 Unspecified superficial injury of elbow
S50.901 Unspecified superficial injury of right elbow
S50.901A …… initial encounter
S50.901D …… subsequent encounter
S50.901S …… sequela
S50.902 Unspecified superficial injury of left elbow
S50.902A …… initial encounter
S50.902D …… subsequent encounter

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