ICD-10-CM Code W62

Contact with nonvenomous amphibians

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

W62 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 nonvenomous amphibians. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:W62
Short Description:Contact with nonvenomous amphibians
Long Description:Contact with nonvenomous amphibians

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

  • W62.0 - Contact with nonvenomous frogs
  • W62.0XXA - Contact with nonvenomous frogs, initial encounter
  • W62.0XXD - Contact with nonvenomous frogs, subsequent encounter
  • W62.0XXS - Contact with nonvenomous frogs, sequela
  • W62.1 - Contact with nonvenomous toads
  • W62.1XXA - Contact with nonvenomous toads, initial encounter
  • W62.1XXD - Contact with nonvenomous toads, subsequent encounter
  • W62.1XXS - Contact with nonvenomous toads, sequela
  • W62.9 - Contact with other nonvenomous amphibians
  • W62.9XXA - Contact with other nonvenomous amphibians, initial encounter
  • W62.9XXD - Contact with other nonvenomous amphibians, subsequent encounter
  • W62.9XXS - Contact with other nonvenomous amphibians, sequela

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code W62:

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • contact with venomous amphibians T63.81

7th Character Note

7th Character Note
Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.
  • The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from category W62

7th Character

7th Character
Indicates that a seventh character is to be assigned to codes in a subcategory.
  • A - initial encounter
  • D - subsequent encounter
  • S - sequela

Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Exposure to animate mechanical forces (W50-W64)
      • Contact with nonvenomous amphibians (W62)

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