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ICD-10-CM Code W54
Contact with dog

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 W54 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of W54 that describes the diagnosis 'contact with dog' in more detail.

Coding Notes for W54 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Includes Notes:
Includes notes further define, or give examples of, conditions included in the section.
Contact with saliva, feces or urine of dog
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 W54

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Deep dog bite (disorder)
  • Dog bite of shin (disorder)
  • Dog bite of scalp (disorder)
  • Dog bite of forehead (disorder)
  • Dog bite of throat (disorder)
  • Dog bite of axilla (disorder)
  • Dog bite of upper arm (disorder)
  • Dog bite of elbow (disorder)
  • Dog bite of thumb (disorder)
  • Dog bite of back (disorder)
  • Dog bite of thigh (disorder)
  • Dog bite of knee (disorder)
  • Dog bite of great toe (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for place of occurrence

ICD-10-CM External Cause Index References for 'W54 - Contact with dog'

The ICD-10-CM External Cause Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code W54. Click on any term below to browse the external cause index.

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