ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W26.8XXS

Contact with other sharp object(s), NEC, sequela

Diagnosis Code W26.8XXS

ICD-10: W26.8XXS
Short Description: Contact with other sharp object(s), NEC, sequela
Long Description: Contact with other sharp object(s), not elsewhere classified, sequela
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W26.8XXS

Valid for Submission
The code W26.8XXS is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Exposure to inanimate mechanical forces (W20-W49)
      • Contact with other sharp objects (W26)

Information for Medical Professionals

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The code W26.8XXS is exempt from POA reporting.

Synonyms
  • Accident caused by corned beef tin lid
  • Accident caused by sardine tin lid
  • Accident caused by sharp-edged object
  • Accident caused by tin can lid

Replacement Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplacement Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2017. This is a new and revised code for the FY 2018 (October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018).

This code replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s) listed below:
  • W45.2XXS - Lid of can entering through skin, sequela


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