ICD-10-CM Code W61.9

Contact with other birds

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

W61.9 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 other birds. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:W61.9
Short Description:Contact with other birds
Long Description:Contact with other birds

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

  • W61.91 - Bitten by other birds
  • W61.91XA - Bitten by other birds, initial encounter
  • W61.91XD - Bitten by other birds, subsequent encounter
  • W61.91XS - Bitten by other birds, sequela
  • W61.92 - Struck by other birds
  • W61.92XA - Struck by other birds, initial encounter
  • W61.92XD - Struck by other birds, subsequent encounter
  • W61.92XS - Struck by other birds, sequela
  • W61.99 - Other contact with other birds
  • W61.99XA - Other contact with other birds, initial encounter
  • W61.99XD - Other contact with other birds, subsequent encounter
  • W61.99XS - Other contact with other birds, 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