2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W25

Contact with sharp glass

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • W25 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM W25 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of W25 - other international versions of ICD-10 W25 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • W25 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
Code First
Code First Help
Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation. In most cases the manifestation codes will have in the code title, "in diseases classified elsewhere." Codes with this title are a component of the etiology/manifestation convention. The code title indicates that it is a manifestation code. "In diseases classified elsewhere" codes are never permitted to be used as first listed or principle diagnosis codes. They must be used in conjunction with an underlying condition code and they must be listed following the underlying condition.
  • any associated:
  • injury due to flying glass from explosion or firearm discharge (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W32

    Accidental handgun discharge and malfunction

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • accidental discharge and malfunction of gun for single hand use
    • accidental discharge and malfunction of pistol
    • accidental discharge and malfunction of revolver
    • Handgun discharge and malfunction NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • accidental airgun discharge and malfunction (W34.010, W34.110)
    • accidental BB gun discharge and malfunction (W34.010, W34.110)
    • accidental pellet gun discharge and malfunction (W34.010, W34.110)
    • accidental shotgun discharge and malfunction (W33.01, W33.11)
    • assault by handgun discharge (X93)
    • handgun discharge involving legal intervention (Y35.0-)
    • handgun discharge involving military or war operations (Y36.4-)
    • intentional self-harm by handgun discharge (X72)
    • Very pistol discharge and malfunction (W34.09, W34.19)
    W32
    -
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W40

    Explosion of other materials

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • assault by explosive material (X96)
    • explosion involving legal intervention (Y35.1-)
    • explosion involving military or war operations (Y36.0-, Y36.2-)
    • intentional self-harm by explosive material (X75)
    W40
    )
  • transport accident (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code V00

    Pedestrian conveyance accident

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • collision with another person without fall (W51)
    • fall due to person on foot colliding with another person on foot (W03)
    • fall from non-moving wheelchair, nonmotorized scooter and motorized mobility scooter without collision (W05.-)
    • pedestrian (conveyance) collision with other land transport vehicle (V01-V09)
    • pedestrian on foot falling (slipping) on ice and snow (W00.-)
    Use Additional
    • place of occurrence and activity external cause codes, if known (Y92.-, Y93.-)
    V00
    -
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code V99

    Unspecified transport accident

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    V99
    )
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 W25. 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.
  • fall on same level due to slipping, tripping and stumbling with subsequent striking against sharp glass (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W01.110

    Fall on same level from slipping, tripping and stumbling with subsequent striking against sharp glass

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    W01.110
    )
  • striking against sharp glass with subsequent fall (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W18.02

    Striking against glass with subsequent fall

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    W18.02
    )
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (W25) and the excluded code together.
  • glass embedded in skin (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W45

    Foreign body or object entering through skin

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • 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)
    W45
    )
The following code(s) above W25 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 W25:
  • V00-Y99
    2020 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
    2020 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
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to W25:
  • Type 2 Excludes: W45
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W45

    Foreign body or object entering through skin

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • 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)

External Cause Index entries containing back-references to W25:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To W25
W23.1XXS …… sequela
W24 Contact with lifting and transmission devices, not elsewhere classified
W24.0 Contact with lifting devices, not elsewhere classified
W24.0XXA …… initial encounter
W24.0XXD …… subsequent encounter
W24.0XXS …… sequela
W24.1 Contact with transmission devices, not elsewhere classified
W24.1XXA …… initial encounter
W24.1XXD …… subsequent encounter
W24.1XXS …… sequela
W25 Contact with sharp glass
W25.XXXA Contact with sharp glass, initial encounter
W25.XXXD Contact with sharp glass, subsequent encounter
W25.XXXS Contact with sharp glass, sequela
W26 Contact with other sharp objects
W26.0 Contact with knife
W26.0XXA …… initial encounter
W26.0XXD …… subsequent encounter
W26.0XXS …… sequela
W26.1 Contact with sword or dagger
W26.1XXA …… initial encounter

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