Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code E905.0
Venomous snakes and lizards causing poisoning and toxic reactions
  • Billable Code
  • Not A Principal Dx
  • Short description: Venomous snake bite.
  • ICD-9-CM E905.0 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM E905.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • However, E905.0 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury, and therefore should not be used as a principal diagnosis.
Disease Synonyms
  • Poisoning due to reptile venom
  • Toxic effect of reptile
E905.0 Excludes
  • bites of snakes and lizards known to be nonvenomous (E906.2)
Applies To
  • Cobra
  • Copperhead snake
  • Coral snake
  • Fer de lance
  • Gila monster
  • Krait
  • Mamba
  • Rattlesnake
  • Sea snake
  • Snake (venomous)
  • Viper
  • Water moccasin
  • No ICD-10-CM code(s) convert to ICD-9-CM E905.0
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