Non-specific code icon 2016/17 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W59.21

Bitten by turtle

    2016 2017 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code

  • W59.21 is not a billable or specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code as there are 3 codes below W59.21 that describe this diagnosis in greater detail.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of W59.21. Other international versions of ICD-10 W59.21 may differ.
  • Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.

ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • W59.21 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.