2022 ICD-10-CM Code W26.2

Contact with edge of stiff paper

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:W26.2
Short Description:Contact with edge of stiff paper
Long Description:Contact with edge of stiff paper

Code Classification

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

W26.2 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of contact with edge of stiff paper. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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 for Contact with edge of stiff paper

Non-specific codes like W26.2 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for contact with edge of stiff paper:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use W26.2XXA for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use W26.2XXD for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use W26.2XXS for sequela

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code W26.2:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.

Index of External Cause of Injuries

References found for the code W26.2 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

Code History

  • 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