2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W44.G1

Audio device entering into or through a natural orifice

ICD-10-CM Code:
W44.G1
ICD-10 Code for:
Audio device entering into or through a 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.G1 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of audio device 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 Audio device entering into or through a natural orifice

Non-specific codes like W44.G1 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 audio device entering into or through a natural orifice:

  • Use W44.G1XA for initial encounter - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use W44.G1XD for subsequent encounter - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use W44.G1XS for sequela - BILLABLE CODE

New 2024 ICD-10-CM Code

W44.G1 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).

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The following annotation back-references are applicable to this diagnosis code. The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10-CM codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more.


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Ear buds
  • Hearing aids

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
          • audio device
    • Foreign body
      • entering through
        • natural orifice
          • ear buds
    • Foreign body
      • entering through
        • natural orifice
          • hearing aids

Code History

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