2018 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W59.21

Bitten by turtle

ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
The following code(s) above W59.21 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 W59.21:
  • 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
  • W50-W64
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range W50-W64

    Exposure to animate mechanical forces

    Type 1 Excludes
    • Toxic effect of contact with venomous animals and plants (T63.-)
    Exposure to animate mechanical forces
  • W59
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W59

    Contact with other nonvenomous reptiles

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Contact with other nonvenomous reptiles
  • W59.2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W59.2

    Contact with turtles

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • contact with tortoises (W59.8-)
    Contact with turtles
Code History

External Cause Index entries containing back-references to W59.21:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To W59.21
W59.12XS …… sequela
W59.13 Crushed by nonvenomous snake
W59.13XA …… initial encounter
W59.13XD …… subsequent encounter
W59.13XS …… sequela
W59.19 Other contact with nonvenomous snake
W59.19XA …… initial encounter
W59.19XD …… subsequent encounter
W59.19XS …… sequela
W59.2 Contact with turtles
W59.21 Bitten by turtle
W59.21XA …… initial encounter
W59.21XD …… subsequent encounter
W59.21XS …… sequela
W59.22 Struck by turtle
W59.22XA …… initial encounter
W59.22XD …… subsequent encounter
W59.22XS …… sequela
W59.29 Other contact with turtle
W59.29XA …… initial encounter
W59.29XD …… subsequent encounter

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