2023 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W55.51XA

Bitten by raccoon, initial encounter

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • W55.51XA is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2023 edition of ICD-10-CM W55.51XA became effective on October 1, 2022.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of W55.51XA - other international versions of ICD-10 W55.51XA may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • W55.51XA describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
The following code(s) above W55.51XA 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 W55.51XA:
  • V00-Y99
    2023 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
  • W50-W64
    2023 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
  • W55
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W55

    Contact with other mammals

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    • contact with saliva, feces or urine of mammal
    Type 1 Excludes
    • animal being ridden- see transport accidents
    • bitten or struck by dog (W54)
    • bitten or struck by rodent (W53.-)
    • contact with marine mammals (W56.-)
    Contact with other mammals
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.
  • W55.51XA is considered exempt from POA reporting.

Convert W55.51XA 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
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change
  • 2023 (effective 10/1/2022): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To W55.51XA
W55.42 Struck by pig
W55.42XA …… initial encounter
W55.42XD …… subsequent encounter
W55.42XS …… sequela
W55.49 Other contact with pig
W55.49XA …… initial encounter
W55.49XD …… subsequent encounter
W55.49XS …… sequela
W55.5 Contact with raccoon
W55.51 Bitten by raccoon
W55.51XA …… initial encounter
W55.51XD …… subsequent encounter
W55.51XS …… sequela
W55.52 Struck by raccoon
W55.52XA …… initial encounter
W55.52XD …… subsequent encounter
W55.52XS …… sequela
W55.59 Other contact with raccoon
W55.59XA …… initial encounter
W55.59XD …… subsequent encounter
W55.59XS …… sequela

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