Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code E905.6
Venomous marine animals and plants causing poisoning and toxic reactions
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM E905.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, E905.6 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • E905.6 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
  • No ICD-10-CM code(s) convert to ICD-9-CM E905.6
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
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM E905.6 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.