ICD-10-CM Code W61.5

Contact with goose

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

W61.5 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of contact with goose. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:W61.5
Short Description:Contact with goose
Long Description:Contact with goose

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • W61.51 - Bitten by goose
  • W61.51XA - Bitten by goose, initial encounter
  • W61.51XD - Bitten by goose, subsequent encounter
  • W61.51XS - Bitten by goose, sequela
  • W61.52 - Struck by goose
  • W61.52XA - Struck by goose, initial encounter
  • W61.52XD - Struck by goose, subsequent encounter
  • W61.52XS - Struck by goose, sequela
  • W61.59 - Other contact with goose
  • W61.59XA - Other contact with goose, initial encounter
  • W61.59XD - Other contact with goose, subsequent encounter
  • W61.59XS - Other contact with goose, sequela

Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Exposure to animate mechanical forces (W50-W64)
      • Contact with birds (wild) (W61) (domestic)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020