2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W54.0XXA

Bitten by dog, initial encounter

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • W54.0XXA is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM W54.0XXA became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of W54.0XXA - other international versions of ICD-10 W54.0XXA may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • W54.0XXA describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
The following code(s) above W54.0XXA 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 W54.0XXA:
  • 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
  • W50-W64
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range W50-W64

    Exposure to animate mechanical forces

    Type 1 Excludes
    • Toxic effect of contact with venomous animals and plants (T63.-)
    Exposure to animate mechanical forces
  • W54
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W54

    Contact with dog

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • contact with saliva, feces or urine of dog
    Contact with dog
Approximate Synonyms
  • Cause of injury, dog bite
  • Dog bite
  • Open dog bite left posterior thorax
  • Open dog bite of abdominal wall
  • Open dog bite of ankle
  • Open dog bite of buttock
  • Open dog bite of cheek
  • Open dog bite of chest wall
  • Open dog bite of chin
  • Open dog bite of ear
  • Open dog bite of elbow
  • Open dog bite of eyelid
  • Open dog bite of face
  • Open dog bite of finger
  • Open dog bite of foot
  • Open dog bite of forearm
  • Open dog bite of forehead
  • Open dog bite of great toe
  • Open dog bite of hand
  • Open dog bite of head
  • Open dog bite of hip
  • Open dog bite of jaw
  • Open dog bite of knee
  • Open dog bite of left ankle
  • Open dog bite of left buttock
  • Open dog bite of left cheek
  • Open dog bite of left chest wall
  • Open dog bite of left ear
  • Open dog bite of left elbow
  • Open dog bite of left eyelid
  • Open dog bite of left finger
  • Open dog bite of left foot
  • Open dog bite of left forearm
  • Open dog bite of left great toe
  • Open dog bite of left hand
  • Open dog bite of left hip
  • Open dog bite of left index finger
  • Open dog bite of left knee
  • Open dog bite of left lesser toe
  • Open dog bite of left little finger
  • Open dog bite of left lower leg
  • Open dog bite of left middle finger
  • Open dog bite of left periocular area
  • Open dog bite of left posterior thorax
  • Open dog bite of left ring finger
  • Open dog bite of left shoulder
  • Open dog bite of left thigh
  • Open dog bite of left thumb
  • Open dog bite of left toe
  • Open dog bite of left upper arm
  • Open dog bite of left wrist
  • Open dog bite of lesser toe
  • Open dog bite of lip
  • Open dog bite of low back
  • Open dog bite of lower leg
  • Open dog bite of neck
  • Open dog bite of nose
  • Open dog bite of pelvis
  • Open dog bite of periocular area
  • Open dog bite of posterior thorax
  • Open dog bite of right ankle
  • Open dog bite of right buttock
  • Open dog bite of right cheek
  • Open dog bite of right chest wall
  • Open dog bite of right ear
  • Open dog bite of right elbow
  • Open dog bite of right eyelid
  • Open dog bite of right finger
  • Open dog bite of right foot
  • Open dog bite of right forearm
  • Open dog bite of right great toe
  • Open dog bite of right hand
  • Open dog bite of right hip
  • Open dog bite of right index finger
  • Open dog bite of right knee
  • Open dog bite of right lesser toe
  • Open dog bite of right little finger
  • Open dog bite of right lower leg
  • Open dog bite of right middle finger
  • Open dog bite of right periocular area
  • Open dog bite of right posterior thorax
  • Open dog bite of right ring finger
  • Open dog bite of right shoulder
  • Open dog bite of right thigh
  • Open dog bite of right thumb
  • Open dog bite of right toe
  • Open dog bite of right upper arm
  • Open dog bite of right wrist
  • Open dog bite of scalp
  • Open dog bite of shoulder
  • Open dog bite of thigh
  • Open dog bite of thumb
  • Open dog bite of toe
  • Open dog bite of upper arm
  • Open dog bite of wrist
  • Open dog bite to chest wall
  • Open dog bite wound of neck
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.
  • W54.0XXA is considered exempt from POA reporting.

Convert W54.0XXA 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 W54.0XXA
W53.81 Bitten by other rodent
W53.81XA …… initial encounter
W53.81XD …… subsequent encounter
W53.81XS …… sequela
W53.89 Other contact with other rodent
W53.89XA …… initial encounter
W53.89XD …… subsequent encounter
W53.89XS …… sequela
W54 Contact with dog
W54.0 Bitten by dog
W54.0XXA …… initial encounter
W54.0XXD …… subsequent encounter
W54.0XXS …… sequela
W54.1 Struck by dog
W54.1XXA …… initial encounter
W54.1XXD …… subsequent encounter
W54.1XXS …… sequela
W54.8 Other contact with dog
W54.8XXA …… initial encounter
W54.8XXD …… subsequent encounter
W54.8XXS …… sequela

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