2018 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W20.8

Other cause of strike by thrown, projected or falling object

ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as W20.8. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • struck by thrown sports equipment (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W21
    • W21 Striking against or struck by sports equipmen...
      • W21.0 Struck by hit or thrown ball
      • W21.1 Struck by bat, racquet or club
        • W21.11 Struck by baseball bat
        • W21.12 Struck by tennis racquet
        • W21.13 Struck by golf club
        • W21.19 Struck by other bat, racquet or club
          • W21.19XA Struck by other bat, racquet or club, initial...
          • W21.19XD Struck by other bat, racquet or club, subsequ...
          • W21.19XS Struck by other bat, racquet or club, sequela...
      • W21.2 Struck by hockey stick or puck
        • W21.21 Struck by hockey stick
          • W21.210 Struck by ice hockey stick
            • W21.210A Struck by ice hockey stick, initial encounter...
            • W21.210D Struck by ice hockey stick, subsequent encoun...
            • W21.210S …… sequela
          • W21.211 Struck by field hockey stick
            • W21.211A Struck by field hockey stick, initial encount...
            • W21.211D Struck by field hockey stick, subsequent enco...
            • W21.211S …… sequela
        • W21.22 Struck by hockey puck
          • W21.220 Struck by ice hockey puck
          • W21.221 Struck by field hockey puck
            • W21.221A Struck by field hockey puck, initial encounte...
            • W21.221D Struck by field hockey puck, subsequent encou...
            • W21.221S …… sequela
      • W21.3 Struck by sports foot wear
      • W21.4 Striking against diving board
        • W21.4XXA Striking against diving board, initial encoun...
        • W21.4XXD Striking against diving board, subsequent enc...
        • W21.4XXS …… sequela
      • W21.8 Striking against or struck by other sports eq...
        • W21.81 Striking against or struck by football helmet...
          • W21.81XA Striking against or struck by football helmet...
          • W21.81XD Striking against or struck by football helmet...
          • W21.81XS Striking against or struck by football helmet...
        • W21.89 Striking against or struck by other sports eq...
          • W21.89XA Striking against or struck by other sports eq...
          • W21.89XD Striking against or struck by other sports eq...
          • W21.89XS Striking against or struck by other sports eq...
      • W21.9 Striking against or struck by unspecified spo...
        • W21.9XXA Striking against or struck by unspecified spo...
        • W21.9XXD Striking against or struck by unspecified spo...
        • W21.9XXS Striking against or struck by unspecified spo...
    W21.-
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The following code(s) above W20.8 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 W20.8:
  • V00-Y99
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range V00-Y99

    External causes of morbidity

    Note
    • 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
  • W20
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W20

    Struck by thrown, projected or falling object

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    Type 1 Excludes
    • falling object in machinery accident (W24, W28-W31)
    • falling object in transport accident (V01-V99)
    • object set in motion by explosion (W35-W40)
    • object set in motion by firearm (W32-W34)
    • struck by thrown sports equipment (W21.-)
    Struck by thrown, projected or falling object
Code History

External Cause Index entries containing back-references to W20.8:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To W20.8
W19.XXXS Unspecified fall, sequela
W20 Struck by thrown, projected or falling object
W20.0 Struck by falling object in cave-in
W20.0XXA …… initial encounter
W20.0XXD …… subsequent encounter
W20.0XXS …… sequela
W20.1 Struck by object due to collapse of building
W20.1XXA …… initial encounter
W20.1XXD …… subsequent encounter
W20.1XXS …… sequela
W20.8 Other cause of strike by thrown, projected or falling object
W20.8XXA …… initial encounter
W20.8XXD …… subsequent encounter
W20.8XXS …… sequela
W21 Striking against or struck by sports equipment
W21.0 Struck by hit or thrown ball
W21.00 Struck by hit or thrown ball, unspecified type
W21.00XA …… initial encounter
W21.00XD …… subsequent encounter
W21.00XS …… sequela
W21.01 Struck by football

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