Version 2024

2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W53.2

Contact with squirrel

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Contact with squirrel
Is Billable?
Not Valid for Submission
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Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality
    • Exposure to animate mechanical forces
      • Contact with rodent

W53.2 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of contact with squirrel. 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 Contact with squirrel

Non-specific codes like W53.2 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 contact with squirrel:

  • W53.21 for Bitten by squirrel - NON-BILLABLE CODE

  • Use W53.21XA for initial encounter - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use W53.21XD for subsequent encounter - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use W53.21XS for sequela - BILLABLE CODE

  • W53.29 for Other contact with squirrel - NON-BILLABLE CODE

  • Use W53.29XA for initial encounter - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use W53.29XD for subsequent encounter - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use W53.29XS for sequela - BILLABLE CODE

Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.