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ICD-10-CM Code W45
Foreign body or object entering through skin

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code W45 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of W45 that describes the diagnosis 'foreign body or object entering through skin' in more detail.


Coding Notes for W45 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
Contact with hand tools (nonpowered) (powered) - instead, use Section W27-W29
Contact with knife, sword or dagger - instead, use code W26.-
Contact with sharp glass - instead, use code W25.-
Struck by objects - instead, use Section W20-W22
7th Character Extension Notes:

What is 7th Character Extension?

For codes less than 6 characters that require a 7th character a placeholder 'X' should be assigned for all characters less than 6. The 7th character must always be the 7th position of a code. E.g. The ICD-10-CM code T67.4 (Heat exhaustion due to salt depletion) requires an Episode of Care identifier. T67.4XXA Initial Encounter or T67.4XXD Subsequent Encounter. More Info
The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from category See Code W45

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Superficial foreign body of ankle without major open wound AND without infection (disorder)
  • Superficial foreign body of thigh without major open wound AND without infection (disorder)
  • Superficial foreign body of hip without major open wound AND without infection (disorder)
  • Superficial foreign body of penis without major open wound AND without infection (disorder)
  • Superficial foreign body of upper arm without major open wound AND without infection (disorder)
  • Superficial foreign body of toe without major open wound AND without infection (disorder)
  • Superficial foreign body of elbow without major open wound but infection (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for place of occurrence

ICD-10-CM External Cause Index References for 'W45 - Foreign body or object entering through skin'

The ICD-10-CM External Cause Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code W45. Click on any term below to browse the external cause index.


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