Version 2024

2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W20.8

Other cause of strike by thrown, projected or falling object

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Other cause of strike by thrown, projected or falling object
Is Billable?
Not Valid for Submission
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Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality
    • Exposure to inanimate mechanical forces
      • Struck by thrown, projected or falling object

W20.8 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other cause of strike by thrown, projected or falling object. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2024 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding Applicable to Other cause of strike by thrown, projected or falling object

Non-specific codes like W20.8 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10-CM codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for other cause of strike by thrown, projected or falling object:

  • Use W20.8XXA for initial encounter - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use W20.8XXD for subsequent encounter - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use W20.8XXS for sequela - BILLABLE CODE

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The following annotation back-references are applicable to this diagnosis code. The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10-CM codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more.

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • struck by thrown sports equipment W21

Index of External Cause of Injuries

References found for this diagnosis code in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Crushed(accidentally)
      • by
        • falling
          • object NEC
    • Fall, falling(accidental)
      • rock
    • Fall, falling(accidental)
      • stone
    • Fall, falling(accidental)
      • timber
    • Fall, falling(accidental)
      • tree (caused by lightning)
    • Rock falling on or hitting(accidentally) (person)
    • Struck(accidentally) by
      • object
        • falling
    • Struck(accidentally) by
      • object
        • moving NEC
    • Struck(accidentally) by
      • object
        • projected
    • Struck(accidentally) by
      • object
        • thrown
    • Struck(accidentally) by
      • vehicle (transport) NEC
        • stationary (falling from jack, hydraulic lift, ramp)
    • Tree falling on or hitting(accidentally) (person)

Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.