2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W45.0

Nail entering through skin

ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
The following code(s) above W45.0 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 W45.0:
  • V00-Y99
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range V00-Y99

    External causes of morbidity

    • This chapter permits the classification of environmental events and circumstances as the cause of injury, and other adverse effects. Where a code from this section is applicable, it is intended that it shall be used secondary to a code from another chapter of the Classification indicating the nature of the condition. Most often, the condition will be classifiable to Chapter 19, Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88). Other conditions that may be stated to be due to external causes are classified in Chapters I to XVIII. For these conditions, codes from Chapter 20 should be used to provide additional information as to the cause of the condition.
    External causes of morbidity
  • W20-W49
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range W20-W49

    Exposure to inanimate mechanical forces

    Type 1 Excludes
    • assault (X92-Y09)
    • contact or collision with animals or persons (W50-W64)
    • exposure to inanimate mechanical forces involving military or war operations (Y36.-, Y37.-)
    • intentional self-harm (X71-X83)
    Exposure to inanimate mechanical forces
  • W45
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W45

    Foreign body or object entering through skin

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    • foreign body or object embedded in skin
    • nail embedded in skin
    Type 2 Excludes
    • contact with hand tools (nonpowered) (powered) (W27-W29)
    • contact with other sharp object(s) (W26.-)
    • contact with sharp glass (W25.-)
    • struck by objects (W20-W22)
    Foreign body or object entering through skin
Code History

External Cause Index entries containing back-references to W45.0:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To W45.0
W42 Exposure to noise
W42.0 Exposure to supersonic waves
W42.0XXA …… initial encounter
W42.0XXD …… subsequent encounter
W42.0XXS …… sequela
W42.9 Exposure to other noise
W42.9XXA …… initial encounter
W42.9XXD …… subsequent encounter
W42.9XXS …… sequela
W45 Foreign body or object entering through skin
W45.0 Nail entering through skin
W45.0XXA …… initial encounter
W45.0XXD …… subsequent encounter
W45.0XXS …… sequela
W45.8 Other foreign body or object entering through skin
W45.8XXA …… initial encounter
W45.8XXD …… subsequent encounter
W45.8XXS …… sequela
W46 Contact with hypodermic needle
W46.0 Contact with hypodermic needle
W46.0XXA …… initial encounter

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