2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W34.19

Accidental malfunction from other specified firearms

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • W34.19 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM W34.19 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of W34.19 - other international versions of ICD-10 W34.19 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • W34.19 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
Applicable To
  • Accidental malfunction from Very pistol [flare]
The following code(s) above W34.19 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 W34.19:
  • V00-Y99
    2019 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
    2019 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
Code annotations containing back-references to W34.19:
  • Type 1 Excludes: W32
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W32

    Accidental handgun discharge and malfunction

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • accidental discharge and malfunction of gun for single hand use
    • accidental discharge and malfunction of pistol
    • accidental discharge and malfunction of revolver
    • Handgun discharge and malfunction NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • accidental airgun discharge and malfunction (W34.010, W34.110)
    • accidental BB gun discharge and malfunction (W34.010, W34.110)
    • accidental pellet gun discharge and malfunction (W34.010, W34.110)
    • accidental shotgun discharge and malfunction (W33.01, W33.11)
    • assault by handgun discharge (X93)
    • handgun discharge involving legal intervention (Y35.0-)
    • handgun discharge involving military or war operations (Y36.4-)
    • intentional self-harm by handgun discharge (X72)
    • Very pistol discharge and malfunction (W34.09, W34.19)

External Cause Index entries containing back-references to W34.19:
  • Explosion (accidental) (of) (with secondary fire) W40.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W40.9

    Explosion of unspecified explosive materials

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Explosion NOS
    • firearm (parts) W34.19
      • Very pistol [flare] W34.19
  • Malfunction (mechanism or component) (of)
    • firearm W34.10
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W34.10

      Accidental malfunction from unspecified firearms or gun

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Firearm malfunction NOS
      • specified NEC W34.19
      • Very pistol [flare] W34.19
  • Powder burn (by) (from)
    • firearn NEC W34.19
    • Very pistol [flare] W34.19
  • Recoil
    • firearn NEC W34.19
    • Very pistol [flare] W34.19

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To W34.19
W34.110D …… subsequent encounter
W34.110S …… sequela
W34.111 Accidental malfunction of paintball gun
W34.111A …… initial encounter
W34.111D …… subsequent encounter
W34.111S …… sequela
W34.118 Accidental malfunction of other gas, air or spring-operated gun
W34.118A …… initial encounter
W34.118D …… subsequent encounter
W34.118S …… sequela
W34.19 Accidental malfunction from other specified firearms
W34.19XA …… initial encounter
W34.19XD …… subsequent encounter
W34.19XS …… sequela
W35 Explosion and rupture of boiler
W35.XXXA Explosion and rupture of boiler, initial encounter
W35.XXXD Explosion and rupture of boiler, subsequent encounter
W35.XXXS Explosion and rupture of boiler, sequela
W36 Explosion and rupture of gas cylinder
W36.1 Explosion and rupture of aerosol can
W36.1XXA …… initial encounter

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