2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W34.00XA

Accidental discharge from unspecified firearms or gun, initial encounter

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • W34.00XA is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Accidental discharge from unsp firearms or gun, init encntr
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM W34.00XA became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of W34.00XA - other international versions of ICD-10 W34.00XA may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • W34.00XA describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
The following code(s) above W34.00XA 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 W34.00XA:
  • V00-Y99
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range V00-Y99

    External causes of morbidity

    Note
    • 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
    2021 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
  • W34.00
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W34.00

    Accidental discharge from unspecified firearms or gun

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Discharge from firearm NOS
    • Gunshot wound NOS
    • Shot NOS
    Accidental discharge from unspecified firearms or gun
Approximate Synonyms
  • Gunshot would of low back
  • Gunshot wound of abdominal wall
  • Gunshot wound of abdominal wall with peritoneal penetration
  • Gunshot wound of ankle
  • Gunshot wound of axilla
  • Gunshot wound of buttock
  • Gunshot wound of chest wall
  • Gunshot wound of face
  • Gunshot wound of foot
  • Gunshot wound of forearm
  • Gunshot wound of hand
  • Gunshot wound of head
  • Gunshot wound of hip
  • Gunshot wound of knee
  • Gunshot wound of left ankle
  • Gunshot wound of left axilla
  • Gunshot wound of left buttock
  • Gunshot wound of left chest wall
  • Gunshot wound of left chest wall with thoracic cavity penetration
  • Gunshot wound of left foot
  • Gunshot wound of left forearm
  • Gunshot wound of left hand
  • Gunshot wound of left hip
  • Gunshot wound of left knee
  • Gunshot wound of left lower leg
  • Gunshot wound of left posterior thorax
  • Gunshot wound of left posterior thorax with thoracic cavity penetration
  • Gunshot wound of left shoulder
  • Gunshot wound of left thigh
  • Gunshot wound of left upper arm
  • Gunshot wound of low back
  • Gunshot wound of low back with retroperitoneal penetration
  • Gunshot wound of lower leg
  • Gunshot wound of neck
  • Gunshot wound of pelvis
  • Gunshot wound of pelvis with retroperitoneal penetration
  • Gunshot wound of posterior thorax
  • Gunshot wound of posterior thorax with thoracic cavity penetration
  • Gunshot wound of right ankle
  • Gunshot wound of right axilla
  • Gunshot wound of right buttock
  • Gunshot wound of right chest wall
  • Gunshot wound of right chest wall with thoracic cavity penetration
  • Gunshot wound of right foot
  • Gunshot wound of right forearm
  • Gunshot wound of right hand
  • Gunshot wound of right hip
  • Gunshot wound of right knee
  • Gunshot wound of right lower leg
  • Gunshot wound of right posterior thorax
  • Gunshot wound of right posterior thorax with thoracic cavity penetration
  • Gunshot wound of right shoulder
  • Gunshot wound of right thigh
  • Gunshot wound of right upper arm
  • Gunshot wound of shoulder
  • Gunshot wound of thigh
  • Gunshot wound of thorax
  • Gunshot wound of upper arm
  • Gunshot wound or right axilla
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.
  • W34.00XA is considered exempt from POA reporting.

Convert W34.00XA 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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To W34.00XA
W33.13XA …… initial encounter
W33.13XD …… subsequent encounter
W33.13XS …… sequela
W33.19 Accidental malfunction of other larger firearm
W33.19XA …… initial encounter
W33.19XD …… subsequent encounter
W33.19XS …… sequela
W34 Accidental discharge and malfunction from other and unspecified firearms and guns
W34.0 Accidental discharge from other and unspecified firearms and guns
W34.00 Accidental discharge from unspecified firearms or gun
W34.00XA …… initial encounter
W34.00XD …… subsequent encounter
W34.00XS …… sequela
W34.01 Accidental discharge of gas, air or spring-operated guns
W34.010 Accidental discharge of airgun
W34.010A …… initial encounter
W34.010D …… subsequent encounter
W34.010S …… sequela
W34.011 Accidental discharge of paintball gun
W34.011A …… initial encounter
W34.011D …… subsequent encounter

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