2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W54.0XXS

Bitten by dog, sequela

ICD-10-CM Code:
W54.0XXS
ICD-10 Code for:
Bitten by dog, sequela
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
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Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality
    (V01–Y99)
    • Exposure to animate mechanical forces
      (W50-W64)
      • Contact with dog
        (W54)

W54.0XXS is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of bitten by dog, sequela. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.

W54.0XXS is a sequela code, includes a 7th character and should be used for complications that arise as a direct result of a condition like bitten by dog. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines a "sequela" code should be used for chronic or residual conditions that are complications of an initial acute disease, illness or injury. The most common sequela is pain. Usually, two diagnosis codes are needed when reporting sequela. The first code describes the nature of the sequela while the second code describes the sequela or late effect.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Animal bite of ankle
  • Animal bite of ankle
  • Animal bite of ankle
  • Animal bite of axilla
  • Animal bite of back
  • Animal bite of buttock
  • Animal bite of buttock
  • Animal bite of calf
  • Animal bite of cheek
  • Animal bite of cheek
  • Animal bite of cheek
  • Animal bite of dorsum of foot
  • Animal bite of dorsum of hand
  • Animal bite of ear region
  • Animal bite of ear region
  • Animal bite of ear region
  • Animal bite of genitalia
  • Animal bite of great toe
  • Animal bite of great toe
  • Animal bite of great toe
  • Animal bite of groin
  • Animal bite of head and neck
  • Animal bite of heel
  • Animal bite of hip
  • Animal bite of hip
  • Animal bite of hip
  • Animal bite of mouth
  • Animal bite of mouth
  • Animal bite of nose
  • Animal bite of nose
  • Animal bite of palm of hand
  • Animal bite of pelvic region
  • Animal bite of scalp
  • Animal bite of scalp
  • Animal bite of shin
  • Animal bite of sole of foot
  • Animal bite of throat
  • Animal bite of thumb
  • Animal bite of upper arm
  • Animal bite of wrist
  • Bite in axilla
  • Bite of domestic pet
  • Bite wound of left eye region
  • Bite wound of left knee region
  • Bite wound of mouth
  • Bite wound of mouth
  • Bite wound of nose
  • Bite wound of nose
  • Bite wound of right eye region
  • Bite wound of right knee region
  • Deep dog bite
  • Deep mammalian bite wound
  • Dog bite
  • Dog bite - wound
  • Dog bite of abdomen
  • Dog bite of ankle
  • Dog bite of ankle
  • Dog bite of ankle
  • Dog bite of axilla
  • Dog bite of back
  • Dog bite of buttock
  • Dog bite of buttock
  • Dog bite of calf
  • Dog bite of cheek
  • Dog bite of cheek
  • Dog bite of cheek
  • Dog bite of chest
  • Dog bite of chest
  • Dog bite of chest
  • Dog bite of dorsum of foot
  • Dog bite of dorsum of hand
  • Dog bite of ear region
  • Dog bite of ear region
  • Dog bite of ear region
  • Dog bite of elbow
  • Dog bite of elbow
  • Dog bite of elbow
  • Dog bite of eye region
  • Dog bite of eye region
  • Dog bite of eye region
  • Dog bite of face
  • Dog bite of face
  • Dog bite of face
  • Dog bite of face
  • Dog bite of face
  • Dog bite of face
  • Dog bite of face
  • Dog bite of face
  • Dog bite of face
  • Dog bite of finger
  • Dog bite of finger
  • Dog bite of finger
  • Dog bite of foot
  • Dog bite of foot
  • Dog bite of foot
  • Dog bite of foot
  • Dog bite of foot
  • Dog bite of foot
  • Dog bite of foot
  • Dog bite of forearm
  • Dog bite of forearm
  • Dog bite of forearm
  • Dog bite of genitalia
  • Dog bite of great toe
  • Dog bite of great toe
  • Dog bite of great toe
  • Dog bite of groin
  • Dog bite of hand
  • Dog bite of head
  • Dog bite of head and neck
  • Dog bite of heel
  • Dog bite of hip
  • Dog bite of hip
  • Dog bite of hip
  • Dog bite of knee
  • Dog bite of knee
  • Dog bite of knee
  • Dog bite of lower leg
  • Dog bite of lower leg
  • Dog bite of lower leg
  • Dog bite of lower limb
  • Dog bite of mouth
  • Dog bite of mouth
  • Dog bite of neck
  • Dog bite of neck
  • Dog bite of neck
  • Dog bite of nose
  • Dog bite of palm of hand
  • Dog bite of pelvic region
  • Dog bite of perineum
  • Dog bite of scalp
  • Dog bite of shin
  • Dog bite of shoulder
  • Dog bite of shoulder
  • Dog bite of shoulder
  • Dog bite of shoulder
  • Dog bite of sole of foot
  • Dog bite of thigh
  • Dog bite of thigh
  • Dog bite of thigh
  • Dog bite of throat
  • Dog bite of thumb
  • Dog bite of toe
  • Dog bite of toe
  • Dog bite of toe
  • Dog bite of toe
  • Dog bite of trunk
  • Dog bite of upper arm
  • Dog bite of upper limb
  • Dog bite of wrist
  • Infected dog bite wound
  • Infection by Pasteurella multocida
  • Localized septic infection caused by Pasteurella multocida due to cat and/or dog bite
  • Open bite of abdomen
  • Open bite of ankle
  • Open bite of ankle
  • Open bite of forearm
  • Open bite of forearm
  • Open bite of forearm
  • Open bite of hip
  • Open bite of hip
  • Open bite of lower leg
  • Open bite of lower leg
  • Open bite of shoulder region
  • Open bite of shoulder region
  • Open bite of thigh
  • Open bite of thigh
  • Open bite of thorax
  • Open bite of thorax
  • Open bite of toe
  • Open bite of toe
  • Open bite wound of left foot
  • Open bite wound of left foot
  • Open bite wound of neck
  • Open bite wound of right foot
  • Open bite wound of right foot
  • Open wound of abdominal wall due to animal bite
  • Open wound of abdominal wall due to dog bite
  • Open wound of chin
  • Open wound of chin due to dog bite
  • Open wound of elbow due to animal bite
  • Open wound of elbow due to animal bite
  • Open wound of face due to animal bite
  • Open wound of face due to animal bite
  • Open wound of face due to animal bite
  • Open wound of face due to animal bite
  • Open wound of face due to animal bite
  • Open wound of face due to animal bite
  • Open wound of face due to animal bite
  • Open wound of face due to bite
  • Open wound of face due to bite
  • Open wound of face due to bite
  • Open wound of face due to bite
  • Open wound of face due to bite
  • Open wound of face due to bite
  • Open wound of face due to bite
  • Open wound of face due to dog bite
  • Open wound of face due to dog bite
  • Open wound of face due to dog bite
  • Open wound of face due to dog bite
  • Open wound of face due to dog bite
  • Open wound of face due to dog bite
  • Open wound of face due to dog bite
  • Open wound of finger of left hand due to animal bite
  • Open wound of finger of left hand due to animal bite
  • Open wound of finger of left hand due to bite
  • Open wound of finger of left hand due to bite
  • Open wound of finger of left hand due to dog bite
  • Open wound of finger of left hand due to dog bite
  • Open wound of finger of right hand due to animal bite
  • Open wound of finger of right hand due to animal bite
  • Open wound of finger of right hand due to bite
  • Open wound of finger of right hand due to bite
  • Open wound of finger of right hand due to dog bite
  • Open wound of finger of right hand due to dog bite
  • Open wound of forearm due to dog bite
  • Open wound of forearm due to dog bite
  • Open wound of forearm due to dog bite
  • Open wound of hand due to dog bite
  • Open wound of hand due to dog bite
  • Open wound of hand due to dog bite
  • Open wound of hand due to dog bite
  • Open wound of hand due to dog bite
  • Open wound of hand due to dog bite
  • Open wound of hand due to dog bite
  • Open wound of head due to dog bite
  • Open wound of jaw due to bite
  • Open wound of jaw due to bite
  • Open wound of jaw due to dog bite
  • Open wound of left ankle
  • Open wound of left ankle due to dog bite
  • Open wound of left buttock
  • Open wound of left buttock due to dog bite
  • Open wound of left cheek
  • Open wound of left cheek due to dog bite
  • Open wound of left chest wall
  • Open wound of left chest wall due to dog bite
  • Open wound of left ear
  • Open wound of left ear due to dog bite
  • Open wound of left elbow due to animal bite
  • Open wound of left elbow due to dog bite
  • Open wound of left eyelid
  • Open wound of left eyelid due to dog bite
  • Open wound of left foot due to animal bite
  • Open wound of left foot due to animal bite
  • Open wound of left foot due to dog bite
  • Open wound of left foot due to dog bite
  • Open wound of left forearm due to animal bite
  • Open wound of left forearm due to bite
  • Open wound of left forearm due to dog bite
  • Open wound of left great toe
  • Open wound of left great toe due to dog bite
  • Open wound of left hand due to animal bite
  • Open wound of left hand due to animal bite
  • Open wound of left hand due to animal bite
  • Open wound of left hand due to dog bite
  • Open wound of left hand due to dog bite
  • Open wound of left hand due to dog bite
  • Open wound of left hip due to dog bite
  • Open wound of left index finger due to animal bite
  • Open wound of left index finger due to bite
  • Open wound of left index finger due to dog bite
  • Open wound of left knee due to animal bite
  • Open wound of left knee due to dog bite
  • Open wound of left little finger due to dog bite
  • Open wound of left lower leg due to animal bite
  • Open wound of left lower leg due to bite
  • Open wound of left lower leg due to dog bite
  • Open wound of left middle finger due to animal bite
  • Open wound of left middle finger due to bite
  • Open wound of left middle finger due to dog bite
  • Open wound of left ring finger due to animal bite
  • Open wound of left ring finger due to dog bite
  • Open wound of left shoulder due to dog bite
  • Open wound of left thigh due to animal bite
  • Open wound of left thigh due to dog bite
  • Open wound of left thumb due to bite
  • Open wound of left thumb due to dog bite
  • Open wound of left upper arm due to dog bite
  • Open wound of left wrist due to dog bite
  • Open wound of lip due to dog bite
  • Open wound of lower back due to dog bite
  • Open wound of mouth due to bite
  • Open wound of neck due to dog bite
  • Open wound of nose due to dog bite
  • Open wound of right ankle
  • Open wound of right ankle due to dog bite
  • Open wound of right buttock
  • Open wound of right buttock due to dog bite
  • Open wound of right cheek
  • Open wound of right cheek due to dog bite
  • Open wound of right chest wall
  • Open wound of right chest wall due to dog bite
  • Open wound of right ear
  • Open wound of right ear due to dog bite
  • Open wound of right elbow due to animal bite
  • Open wound of right elbow due to dog bite
  • Open wound of right eyelid
  • Open wound of right eyelid due to dog bite
  • Open wound of right foot due to animal bite
  • Open wound of right foot due to animal bite
  • Open wound of right foot due to dog bite
  • Open wound of right foot due to dog bite
  • Open wound of right forearm due to animal bite
  • Open wound of right forearm due to bite
  • Open wound of right forearm due to dog bite
  • Open wound of right great toe
  • Open wound of right great toe due to dog bite
  • Open wound of right hand due to animal bite
  • Open wound of right hand due to animal bite
  • Open wound of right hand due to animal bite
  • Open wound of right hand due to dog bite
  • Open wound of right hand due to dog bite
  • Open wound of right hand due to dog bite
  • Open wound of right hip due to dog bite
  • Open wound of right index finger due to animal bite
  • Open wound of right index finger due to bite
  • Open wound of right index finger due to dog bite
  • Open wound of right knee due to animal bite
  • Open wound of right knee due to dog bite
  • Open wound of right little finger due to dog bite
  • Open wound of right lower leg due to animal bite
  • Open wound of right lower leg due to bite
  • Open wound of right lower leg due to dog bite
  • Open wound of right middle finger due to animal bite
  • Open wound of right middle finger due to bite
  • Open wound of right middle finger due to dog bite
  • Open wound of right ring finger due to animal bite
  • Open wound of right ring finger due to dog bite
  • Open wound of right shoulder due to dog bite
  • Open wound of right thigh due to animal bite
  • Open wound of right thigh due to dog bite
  • Open wound of right thumb due to bite
  • Open wound of right thumb due to dog bite
  • Open wound of right upper arm due to dog bite
  • Open wound of right wrist due to dog bite
  • Open wound of scalp due to dog bite
  • Open wound of toe of left foot due to animal bite
  • Open wound of toe of right foot due to animal bite
  • Superficial dog bite wound
  • Superficial mammalian bite wound

Clinical Classification

Clinical Information

  • Dog Bite

    a wound received from the teeth of a dog.

Present on Admission (POA)

W54.0XXS is exempt from POA reporting - The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement. Review other POA exempt codes here.

CMS POA Indicator Options and Definitions

POA IndicatorReason for CodeCMS will pay the CC/MCC DRG?
YDiagnosis was present at time of inpatient admission.YES
NDiagnosis was not present at time of inpatient admission.NO
UDocumentation insufficient to determine if the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.NO
WClinically undetermined - unable to clinically determine whether the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.YES
1Unreported/Not used - Exempt from POA reporting. NO

Convert W54.0XXS to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: E929.5 - Late eff environment acc
    Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Patient Education


Animal Bites

Wild animals usually avoid people. They might attack, however, if they feel threatened, are sick, or are protecting their young or territory. Attacks by pets are more common. Animal bites rarely are life-threatening, but if they become infected, you can develop serious medical problems.

To prevent animal bites and complications from bites:

  • Never pet, handle, or feed unknown animals
  • Leave snakes alone
  • Watch your children closely around animals
  • Vaccinate your cats, ferrets, and dogs against rabies
  • Spay or neuter your dog to make it less aggressive
  • Get a tetanus booster if you have not had one recently
  • Wear boots and long pants when you are in areas with venomous snakes

If an animal bites you, clean the wound with soap and water as soon as possible. Get medical attention if necessary.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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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.