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ICD-10-CM Code W54.0
Bitten by 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.
7th Character Required
7th Character Required
Code requires 7th Character Extension identifier. This 7th Character usually captures Episode of Care information, such as "Initial Encounter," "Subsquent Encounter," or "Sequela."
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code W54.0 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'bitten by dog' in more detail. The 7th characters that can be added, and the resulting billable codes, are as follows:

7th Digit Billable Code 7th Digit Specifies
A W54.0XXA initial encounter
D W54.0XXD subsequent encounter
S W54.0XXS sequela

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

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Deep dog bite (disorder)
  • Dog bite of scalp (disorder)
  • Dog bite of upper arm (disorder)
  • Dog bite of forearm (disorder)
  • Dog bite of wrist (disorder)
  • Dog bite of dorsum of hand (disorder)
  • Dog bite of thumb (disorder)
  • Dog bite of hip (disorder)
  • Dog bite of thigh (disorder)
  • Dog bite of knee (disorder)
  • Dog bite of great toe (disorder)
  • Dog bite of sole of foot (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Episode of care information needed

ICD-10-CM External Cause Index References for 'W54.0 - Bitten by dog'

The ICD-10-CM External Cause Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code W54.0. Click on any term below to browse the external cause index.

Parent Code: W54 - Contact with dog

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