2018 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W26

Contact with other sharp objects

ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
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 (W26) and the excluded code together.
  • sharp object(s) embedded in skin (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W45

    Foreign body or object entering through skin

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    • 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)
The following code(s) above W26 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 W26:
  • 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
  • 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
Code History
Code annotations containing back-references to W26:
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To W26
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
W26.1XXS …… sequela
W26.2 Contact with edge of stiff paper
W26.2XXA …… initial encounter

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