Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code E920.8
Accidents caused by other specified cutting and piercing instruments or objects
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015
  • Not A Principal Dx

  • ICD-9-CM E920.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, E920.8 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).
  • However, E920.8 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury, and therefore should not be used as a principal diagnosis.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: E920.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM W45.8XXA Other foreign body or object entering through skin, initial encounter
E920.8 Excludes
Applies To
  • Arrow
  • Broken glass
  • Dart
  • Edge of stiff paper
  • Lathe turnings
  • Nail
  • Plant thorn
  • Splinter
  • Tin can lid
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM E920.8 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.