ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W26.2XXA

Contact with edge of stiff paper, initial encounter

Diagnosis Code W26.2XXA

ICD-10: W26.2XXA
Short Description: Contact with edge of stiff paper, initial encounter
Long Description: Contact with edge of stiff paper, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W26.2XXA

Valid for Submission
The code W26.2XXA is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Exposure to inanimate mechanical forces (W20-W49)
      • Contact with other sharp objects (W26)

Information for Medical Professionals

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The code W26.2XXA is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Accident caused by edge of stiff paper or card
  • Accident caused by sharp-edged object

Replacement Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplacement Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2017. This is a new and revised code for the FY 2018 (October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018).

This code replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s) listed below:
  • W45.1XXA - Paper entering through skin, initial encounter

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