2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W44.E3

Non-magnetic metal toy entering into or through a natural orifice

ICD-10-CM Code:
W44.E3
ICD-10 Code for:
Non-magnetic metal toy entering via natural orifice
Is Billable?
Not Valid for Submission
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Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality
    (V01–Y99)
    • Exposure to inanimate mechanical forces
      (W20-W49)
      • Foreign body entering into or through a natural orifice
        (W44)

W44.E3 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of non-magnetic metal toy 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.

Specific Coding Applicable to Non-magnetic metal toy entering via natural orifice

Non-specific codes like W44.E3 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 non-magnetic metal toy entering via natural orifice:

  • Use W44.E3XA for initial encounter - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use W44.E3XD for subsequent encounter - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use W44.E3XS for sequela - BILLABLE CODE

New 2024 ICD-10-CM Code

W44.E3 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
          • non-magnetic metal
            • toy

Code History

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