Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code E920.5
Accidents caused by hypodermic needle
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM E920.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, E920.5 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • E920.5 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: E920.5 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM W46.0XXA Contact with hypodermic needle, initial encounter
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM W46.1XXA Contact with contaminated hypodermic needle, initial encounter
Approximate Synonyms
  • Accidental needle stick
  • Accidental needle stick injury
  • Accidental needle stick w body fluid exposure
  • Accidental needle stick with exposure to body fluids
  • Open wound by needle stick, with body fluid exposure
Applies To
  • Contaminated needle
  • Needle stick
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