2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W26.0

Contact with knife

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • W26.0 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 W26.0 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of W26.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 W26.0 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • W26.0 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
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 W26.0. 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.
  • contact with electric knife (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W29.1

    Contact with electric knife

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
The following code(s) above W26.0 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 W26.0:
  • 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
  • W26
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W26

    Contact with other sharp objects

      2016 2017 - Revised Code 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • sharp object(s) embedded in skin (W45)
    Contact with other sharp objects
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

External Cause Index entries containing back-references to W26.0:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To W26.0
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
W26.2XXD …… subsequent encounter

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