Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code E905.6
Venomous marine animals and plants causing poisoning and toxic reactions
  • Billable Code
  • Not A Principal Dx
  • Short description: Venom sea animals/plants.
  • ICD-9-CM E905.6 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 E905.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • However, E905.6 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury, and therefore should not be used as a principal diagnosis.
E905.6 Excludes
  • bites and other injuries caused by nonvenomous marine animal (E906.2-E906.8)
  • bite of sea snake (venomous) (E905.0)
Applies To
  • Puncture by sea urchin spine
  • Sting of:
    • coral
    • jelly fish
    • nematocysts
    • sea anemone
    • sea cucumber
    • other marine animal or plant
  • No ICD-10-CM code(s) convert to ICD-9-CM E905.6
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