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ICD-10-CM Code X99.9
Assault by unspecified sharp object

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.
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 X99.9 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'assault by unspecified sharp object' 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 X99.9XXA initial encounter
D X99.9XXD subsequent encounter
S X99.9XXS 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

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 X99.9 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Assault by stabbing NOS

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Episode of care information needed
  • This is an external cause code for use in a secondary position

ICD-10-CM External Cause Index References for 'X99.9 - Assault by unspecified sharp object'

The ICD-10-CM External Cause Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code X99.9. Click on any term below to browse the external cause index.


Parent Code: X99 - Assault by sharp object

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/X999