2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W26.9XXD

Contact with unspecified sharp object(s), subsequent encounter

    2017 - New Code 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • W26.9XXD is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Contact with unspecified sharp object(s), subs
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM W26.9XXD became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of W26.9XXD - other international versions of ICD-10 W26.9XXD may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • W26.9XXD describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
The following code(s) above W26.9XXD 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 W26.9XXD:
  • 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
Present On Admission
POA Help
"Present On Admission" is defined as present at the time the order for inpatient admission occurs — conditions that develop during an outpatient encounter, including emergency department, observation, or outpatient surgery, are considered POA.
  • W26.9XXD is considered exempt from POA reporting.

Convert W26.9XXD to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): New code
  • 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 W26.9XXD
W26.2 Contact with edge of stiff paper
W26.2XXA …… initial encounter
W26.2XXD …… subsequent encounter
W26.2XXS …… sequela
W26.8 Contact with other sharp object(s), not elsewhere classified
W26.8XXA …… initial encounter
W26.8XXD …… subsequent encounter
W26.8XXS …… sequela
W26.9 Contact with unspecified sharp object(s)
W26.9XXA …… initial encounter
W26.9XXD …… subsequent encounter
W26.9XXS …… sequela
W27 Contact with nonpowered hand tool
W27.0 Contact with workbench tool
W27.0XXA …… initial encounter
W27.0XXD …… subsequent encounter
W27.0XXS …… sequela
W27.1 Contact with garden tool
W27.1XXA …… initial encounter
W27.1XXD …… subsequent encounter
W27.1XXS …… sequela

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