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ICD-10-CM Code X99
Assault by sharp object

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 X99 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the five child codes of X99 that describes the diagnosis 'assault by sharp object' in more detail.

The ICD code X99 is used to code Stab wound

a stab wound is a specific form of penetrating trauma to the skin that results from a knife or a similar pointed object that is "deeper than it is wide". while typically stab wounds are thought only to be caused only by knives, they can also occur from ice picks, pens, broken bottles, and even coat hangers. most stabbings occur because of intentional violence or through self infliction. the treatment is dependent on many different variables such as the anatomical location and the severity of the injury. even though stab wounds are inflicted at a much greater rate than gun shot wounds, they account for less than 10% of all penetrating trauma deaths.

Specialty: Emergency Medicine
ICD 9 Code: E966

A depiction of Jereboam O. Beauchamp stabbing Solomon P. Sharp.

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for X99 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Assault by strike by sports equipment - instead, use code Y08.0-
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 X99

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Stab wound of forehead (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for place of occurrence
  • This is an external cause code for use in a secondary position

ICD-10-CM External Cause Index References for 'X99 - Assault by sharp object'

The ICD-10-CM External Cause Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code X99. Click on any term below to browse the external cause index.

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