2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W25.XXXA

Contact with sharp glass, initial encounter

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • W25.XXXA is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM W25.XXXA became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of W25.XXXA - other international versions of ICD-10 W25.XXXA may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • W25.XXXA describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
The following code(s) above W25.XXXA 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.XXXA:
  • V00-Y99
    2020 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
    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
  • W25
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W25

    Contact with sharp glass

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    • any associated:
    • injury due to flying glass from explosion or firearm discharge (W32-W40)
    • transport accident (V00-V99)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • fall on same level due to slipping, tripping and stumbling with subsequent striking against sharp glass (W01.110)
    • striking against sharp glass with subsequent fall (W18.02)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • glass embedded in skin (W45)
    Contact with sharp glass

Convert W25.XXXA to ICD-9-CM

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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To W25.XXXA
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
W26.1XXD …… subsequent encounter

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.