Valid for Submission
W26.8XXA is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of contact with other sharp object(s), not elsewhere classified, initial encounter. The code W26.8XXA is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code W26.8XXA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like accident caused by corned beef tin lid, accident caused by sardine tin lid, accident caused by sharp-edged object or accident caused by tin can lid. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
W26.8XXA is an initial encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used while the patient is receiving active treatment for a condition like contact with other sharp object(s) not elsewhere classified. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines an "initial encounter" doesn't necessarily means "initial visit". The 7th character should be used when the patient is undergoing active treatment regardless if new or different providers saw the patient over the course of a treatment. The appropriate 7th character codes should also be used even if the patient delayed seeking treatment for a condition.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- 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
Present on Admission (POA)
W268XXA replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):
Convert W26.8XXA to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code W26.8XXA its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.