Valid for Submission
W26.8XXS is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of contact with other sharp object(s), not elsewhere classified, sequela. The code W26.8XXS 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 W26.8XXS 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.
W26.8XXS is a sequela code, includes a 7th character and should be used for complications that arise as a direct result of a condition like contact with other sharp object(s) not elsewhere classified. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines a "sequela" code should be used for chronic or residual conditions that are complications of an initial acute disease, illness or injury. The most common sequela is pain. Usually, two diagnosis codes are needed when reporting sequela. The first code describes the nature of the sequela while the second code describes the sequela or late effect.
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)
W268XXS replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):
Convert W26.8XXS to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code W26.8XXS 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.