ICD-10-CM Code W55
Contact with other mammals
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016
Non-Billable CodeNon-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 Code W55 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the seven child codes of W55 that describes the diagnosis 'contact with other mammals' in more detail.
- W55 Contact with other mammals NON-BILLABLE
- W55.0 Contact with NON-BILLABLE
- W55.1 Contact with NON-BILLABLE
- W55.2 Contact with NON-BILLABLE
- W55.3 Contact with other NON-BILLABLE
- W55.4 Contact with NON-BILLABLE
- W55.5 Contact with NON-BILLABLE
- W55.8 Contact with other mammals NON-BILLABLE
Coding Notes for W55 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Includes Notes:
IncludesIncludes notes further define, or give examples of, conditions included in the section.
- Contact with saliva, feces or urine of mammal
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Animal being ridden- see transport accidents
- Bitten or struck by dog - instead, use Code W54
- Bitten or struck by rodent - instead, use code W53.-
- Contact with marine mammals - instead, use code W56.-
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 W55
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Possible requirement for place of occurrence