2022 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W27

Contact with nonpowered hand tool

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • W27 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM W27 became effective on October 1, 2021.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of W27 - other international versions of ICD-10 W27 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • W27 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
The following code(s) above W27 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 W27:
  • V00-Y99
    2022 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
    2022 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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to W27:
  • Type 1 Excludes: W23
    , W29
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W23

    Caught, crushed, jammed or pinched in or between objects

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • injury caused by cutting or piercing instruments (W25-W27)
    • injury caused by firearms malfunction (W32.1, W33.1-, W34.1-)
    • injury caused by lifting and transmission devices (W24.-)
    • injury caused by machinery (W28-W31)
    • injury caused by nonpowered hand tools (W27.-)
    • injury caused by transport vehicle being used as a means of transportation (V01-V99)
    • injury caused by struck by thrown, projected or falling object (W20.-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W29

    Contact with other powered hand tools and household machinery

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • contact with commercial machinery (W31.82)
    • contact with hot household appliance (X15)
    • contact with nonpowered hand tool (W27.-)
    • exposure to electric current (W86)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To W27
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
W27.2 Contact with scissors
W27.2XXA …… initial encounter

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