2018/2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W45

Foreign body or object entering through skin

ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (W45) and the excluded code together.
  • contact with hand tools (nonpowered) (powered) (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W27

    Contact with nonpowered hand tool

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    W27
    -
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W29

    Contact with other powered hand tools and household machinery

      2016 2017 2018 2019 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)
    W29
    )
  • contact with other sharp object(s) (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W26
    • W26 Contact with other sharp objects
      • W26.0 Contact with knife
      • W26.1 Contact with sword or dagger
        • W26.1XXA Contact with sword or dagger, initial encount...
        • W26.1XXD Contact with sword or dagger, subsequent enco...
        • W26.1XXS …… sequela
      • W26.2 Contact with edge of stiff paper
        • W26.2XXA Contact with edge of stiff paper, initial enc...
        • W26.2XXD Contact with edge of stiff paper, subsequent ...
        • W26.2XXS …… sequela
      • W26.8 Contact with other sharp object(s), not elsew...
        • W26.8XXA Contact with other sharp object(s), not elsew...
        • W26.8XXD Contact with other sharp object(s), not elsew...
        • W26.8XXS Contact with other sharp object(s), not elsew...
      • W26.9 Contact with unspecified sharp object(s)
        • W26.9XXA Contact with unspecified sharp object(s), ini...
        • W26.9XXD Contact with unspecified sharp object(s), sub...
        • W26.9XXS Contact with unspecified sharp object(s), seq...
    W26.-
    )
  • contact with sharp glass (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W25
    • W25 Contact with sharp glass
      • W25.XXXA Contact with sharp glass, initial encounter
      • W25.XXXD Contact with sharp glass, subsequent encounte...
      • W25.XXXS Contact with sharp glass, sequela
    W25.-
    )
  • struck by objects (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W20

    Struck by thrown, projected or falling object

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    Type 1 Excludes
    • falling object in machinery accident (W24, W28-W31)
    • falling object in transport accident (V01-V99)
    • object set in motion by explosion (W35-W40)
    • object set in motion by firearm (W32-W34)
    • struck by thrown sports equipment (W21.-)
    W20
    -
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W22

    Striking against or struck by other objects

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • striking against or struck by object with subsequent fall (W18.09)
    W22
    )
Includes
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  • foreign body or object embedded in skin
  • nail embedded in skin
The following code(s) above W45 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 W45:
  • 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
Code annotations containing back-references to W45:

External Cause Index entries containing back-references to W45:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To W45
W40.9XXS …… sequela
W42 Exposure to noise
W42.0 Exposure to supersonic waves
W42.0XXA …… initial encounter
W42.0XXD …… subsequent encounter
W42.0XXS …… sequela
W42.9 Exposure to other noise
W42.9XXA …… initial encounter
W42.9XXD …… subsequent encounter
W42.9XXS …… sequela
W45 Foreign body or object entering through skin
W45.0 Nail entering through skin
W45.0XXA …… initial encounter
W45.0XXD …… subsequent encounter
W45.0XXS …… sequela
W45.8 Other foreign body or object entering through skin
W45.8XXA …… initial encounter
W45.8XXD …… subsequent encounter
W45.8XXS …… sequela
W46 Contact with hypodermic needle
W46.0 Contact with hypodermic needle

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