2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X78.9XXD

Intentional self-harm by unspecified sharp object, subsequent encounter

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
  • X78.9XXD is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Intentional self-harm by unsp sharp object, subs encntr
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM X78.9XXD became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of X78.9XXD - other international versions of ICD-10 X78.9XXD may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • X78.9XXD describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
The following code(s) above X78.9XXD 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 X78.9XXD:
  • V00-Y99
    2021 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
  • X71-X83
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range X71-X83

    Intentional self-harm

    Applicable To
    • Purposely self-inflicted injury
    • Suicide (attempted)
    Intentional self-harm

Convert X78.9XXD 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 X78.9XXD
X78.2 Intentional self-harm by sword or dagger
X78.2XXA …… initial encounter
X78.2XXD …… subsequent encounter
X78.2XXS …… sequela
X78.8 Intentional self-harm by other sharp object
X78.8XXA …… initial encounter
X78.8XXD …… subsequent encounter
X78.8XXS …… sequela
X78.9 Intentional self-harm by unspecified sharp object
X78.9XXA …… initial encounter
X78.9XXD …… subsequent encounter
X78.9XXS …… sequela
X79 Intentional self-harm by blunt object
X79.XXXA Intentional self-harm by blunt object, initial encounter
X79.XXXD Intentional self-harm by blunt object, subsequent encounter
X79.XXXS Intentional self-harm by blunt object, sequela
X80 Intentional self-harm by jumping from a high place
X80.XXXA Intentional self-harm by jumping from a high place, initial encounter
X80.XXXD Intentional self-harm by jumping from a high place, subsequent encounter
X80.XXXS Intentional self-harm by jumping from a high place, sequela
X81 Intentional self-harm by jumping or lying in front of moving object

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