ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W34.00XD

Accidental discharge from unsp firearms or gun, subs encntr

Diagnosis Code W34.00XD

ICD-10: W34.00XD
Short Description: Accidental discharge from unsp firearms or gun, subs encntr
Long Description: Accidental discharge from unspecified firearms or gun, subsequent encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W34.00XD

Valid for Submission
The code W34.00XD 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)
      • Acc disch and malfunct from oth and unsp firearms and guns (W34)

Information for Medical Professionals

Present on Admission (POA) Additional informationCallout TooltipPresent on Admission
The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

The code W34.00XD is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Accident caused by firearm missile
  • Accident caused by military firearms
  • Bullet wound
  • Fracture of thumb due to gunshot wound
  • Injury due to bullet
  • Injury due to crossbow bolt
  • Injury due to discharge of flare pistol
  • Injury due to high velocity bullet
  • Injury due to legal intervention by firearm
  • Injury due to low velocity bullet
  • Injury due to sling-shot
  • Struck by firearm discharge

Information for Patients

Wounds and Injuries

Also called: Traumatic injuries

An injury is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries can happen at work or play, indoors or outdoors, driving a car, or walking across the street.

Wounds are injuries that break the skin or other body tissues. They include cuts, scrapes, scratches, and punctured skin. They often happen because of an accident, but surgery, sutures, and stitches also cause wounds. Minor wounds usually aren't serious, but it is important to clean them. Serious and infected wounds may require first aid followed by a visit to your doctor. You should also seek attention if the wound is deep, you cannot close it yourself, you cannot stop the bleeding or get the dirt out, or it does not heal.

Other common types of injuries include

  • Animal bites
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Dislocations
  • Electrical injuries
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains

  • Bleeding (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Crush injury (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cuts and puncture wounds (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Electrical injury (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Gunshot wounds -- aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • How wounds heal (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Laceration - sutures or staples - at home (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lacerations - liquid bandage (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Surgical wound care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Surgical wound infection - treatment (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wet to dry dressing changes (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wound care centers (Medical Encyclopedia)

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