Valid for Submission
W32.0XXA is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of accidental handgun discharge, initial encounter. The code W32.0XXA 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 W32.0XXA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like accident caused by handgun, accident caused by pistol, accident caused by revolver or accident caused by verey pistol, flare. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
W32.0XXA is an initial encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used while the patient is receiving active treatment for a condition like accidental handgun discharge. 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 handgun
- Accident caused by pistol
- Accident caused by revolver
- Accident caused by Verey pistol, flare
Present on Admission (POA)
Convert W32.0XXA to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code W32.0XXA 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.
Information for Patients
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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