ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W60.XXXA

Cntct w nonvenom plant thorns & spines & sharp leaves, init

Diagnosis Code W60.XXXA

ICD-10: W60.XXXA
Short Description: Cntct w nonvenom plant thorns & spines & sharp leaves, init
Long Description: Contact with nonvenomous plant thorns and spines and sharp leaves, initial encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W60.XXXA

Valid for Submission
The code W60.XXXA is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Exposure to animate mechanical forces (W50-W64)
      • Contact w nonvenom plant thorns and spines and sharp leaves (W60)

Information for Medical Professionals

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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 W60.XXXA is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Accident caused by plant thorn
  • Accident caused by sharp pointed object
  • Contact with plant spines
  • Contact with plant spines, thorns, or sharp leaves
  • Contact with plant thorns
  • Contact with sharp leaves
  • Nettle sting
  • Plant sting

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