2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W44.C0

Glass unspecified, entering into or through a natural orifice

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Glass unspecified, entering via natural orifice
Is Billable?
Not Valid for Submission
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Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality
    • Exposure to inanimate mechanical forces
      • Foreign body entering into or through a natural orifice

W44.C0 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of glass unspecified, entering into or through a natural orifice. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2024 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.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like W44.C0 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

Specific Coding Applicable to Glass unspecified, entering via natural orifice

Non-specific codes like W44.C0 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10-CM codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for glass unspecified, entering via natural orifice:

  • Use W44.C0XA for initial encounter - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use W44.C0XD for subsequent encounter - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use W44.C0XS for sequela - BILLABLE CODE

New 2024 ICD-10-CM Code

W44.C0 is new to ICD-10-CM code set for the FY 2024, effective October 1, 2023. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2023. This is a new and revised code for the FY 2024 (October 1, 2023 - September 30, 2024).

Index of External Cause of Injuries

References found for this diagnosis code in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Foreign body
      • entering through
        • natural orifice
          • glass

Code History

  • FY 2024 - Code Added, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024