Superficial injury, friction burn, Blister, Insect bite, Superficial foreign body codes ICD-9-CM: 910-919

910-919 categories in ICD-9-CM stands for superficial injury of different anatomical sites with fourth digit describing the type of superficial injury as below. While coding superficial injuries special attention should be given to find if there is any infection and chose the code accordingly. An additional code can be used to specify the type of infection, eg cellulitis etc.

910 Superficial injury of face, neck, and scalp except eye
910.0 Abrasion or friction burn without mention of infection
910.1 Abrasion or friction burn, infected
910.2 Blister without mention of infection
910.3 Blister, infected
910.4 Insect bite, nonvenomous, without mention of infection
910.5 Insect bite, nonvenomous, infected
910.6 Superficial foreign body (splinter) without major open wound and without mention of infection
910.7 Superficial foreign body (splinter) without major open wound, infected
910.8 Other and unspecified superficial injury of face, neck, and scalp without mention of infection
910.9 Other and unspecified superficial injury of face, neck, and scalp, infected

The following categories are used for other anotomical sites with additional 4th digit depending upon the scenario

911 Superficial injury of trunk
abdominal wall, anus, back, breast, buttock, chest wall, flank, groin , interscapular region, labium (majus) (minus), penis, perineum, scrotum, testis, vagina, vulva

912 Superficial injury of shoulder and upper arm
axlla and scapular region

913 Superficial injury of elbow, forearm, and wrist

914 Superficial injury of hand(s) except finger(s) alone

915 Superficial injury of finger(s)
fingernail and thumb (nail)

916 Superficial injury of hip, thigh, leg, and ankle

917 Superficial injury of foot and toe(s)
heel and toenail

918 Superficial injury of eye and adnexa

919 Superficial injury of other, multiple, and unspecified sites

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