W32 - Accidental handgun discharge and malfunction
|Short Description:||Accidental handgun discharge and malfunction|
|Long Description:||Accidental handgun discharge and malfunction|
|Status:||Not Valid for Submission|
W32 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of accidental handgun discharge and malfunction. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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 Accidental handgun discharge and malfunction
Non-specific codes like W32 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 accidental handgun discharge and malfunction:
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 this diagnosis code:
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
- accidental discharge and malfunction of gun for single hand use
- accidental discharge and malfunction of pistol
- accidental discharge and malfunction of revolver
- Handgun discharge and malfunction NOS
Type 1 ExcludesType 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.
- accidental airgun discharge and malfunction W34.010 W34.110
- accidental BB gun discharge and malfunction W34.010 W34.110
- accidental pellet gun discharge and malfunction W34.010 W34.110
- accidental shotgun discharge and malfunction W33.01 W33.11
- assault by handgun discharge X93
- handgun discharge involving legal intervention Y35.0
- handgun discharge involving military or war operations Y36.4
- intentional self-harm by handgun discharge X72
- Very pistol discharge and malfunction W34.09 W34.19
7th Character Note7th Character Note
Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.
- The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from category W32
7th Character7th Character
Indicates that a seventh character is to be assigned to codes in a subcategory.
- A - initial encounter
- D - subsequent encounter
- S - sequela
Wounds and Injuries
An injury is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries can happen at work or play, indoors or outdoors, driving a car, or walking across the street.
Wounds are injuries that break the skin or other body tissues. They include cuts, scrapes, scratches, and punctured skin. They often happen because of an accident, but surgery, sutures, and stitches also cause wounds. Minor wounds usually aren't serious, but it is important to clean them. Serious and infected wounds may require first aid followed by a visit to your doctor. You should also seek attention if the wound is deep, you cannot close it yourself, you cannot stop the bleeding or get the dirt out, or it does not heal.
Other common types of injuries include:
- Animal bites
- Electrical injuries
- Fractures (broken bones)
- Sprains and strains
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