Listed below are the four most common types of injuries caused by a table saw. The specific code that applies to your injury depends on what you are using the saw for. The ICD-10 codes are specific to the kind of injury and contain more details than the standard ICD-10 codes. To get started, check out W31.2, W31.3, and W31.4. These codes are different, but they all describe the same injury.

W31.2

The ICD-10 code W31.2 is a non-billable diagnosis code for an injury caused by a table saw. It is a non-specific code and will no longer be valid in HIPAA transactions after 2022. In addition, it is not specific enough for reimbursement purposes. The next best alternative is to use multiple codes that include more detail. The following are examples of code subcategories:

W312

The W312 table saw injury ICD-10 code is a non-billable diagnosis code that describes an incident that involves an injury to the hands. It is the non-billable equivalent of ICD-10 code W312.2 and is only valid for HIPAA-covered transactions. The code is further subdivided into subcategories based on the use of the fourth, fifth, or sixth characters.

W31.3

When filing a claim for reimbursement, you must use the ICD-10-CM version of the code for the injury. While W31.2 is an acceptable ICD-10 code, it should not be used for reimbursement purposes. The reason is that multiple codes contain a greater level of detail. When filing a claim electronically, some clearinghouses remove the decimal point. Regardless of the reason, using W31.3 when filing a HIPAA-covered transaction is always recommended.

W31.4

W31.4 is a billable ICD-10 code for an injury sustained from a table saw. This code is only used for claims that are filed on or after October 1, 2015. It describes the circumstance that caused the injury, but not the nature of the injury. For these types of injuries, it’s best to use a more specific code. The following is a brief overview of how to use this code.

W31.5

The W31.5 table saw injury ICD-10 code represents an amputation. This code is non-billable and is only used for medical claims with a date of service prior to September 30, 2015. As of October 1, 2015, W31.5 is not used for HIPAA-covered transactions. This code is not intended to represent the injury itself. Instead, it describes the circumstance in which the injury occurred and not the nature of it.

W31.6

The W31.2 table saw injury ICD-10 code is a nonbillable diagnosis code that is no longer valid for HIPAA transactions after 2022. It may be further subdivided with the use of the 4th, 5th, and 6th characters. These subcodes describe injuries that occurred when a table saw was used. They should not be used as the primary diagnosis, and should not be used for the purpose of coding medical procedures.

W31.7

When a table saw injures a patient, the doctor will use the ICD-10 code W31.7 for reimbursement purposes. This code is not a billable code, and more specific codes are available for HIPAA-covered transactions. It is important to note that some clearinghouses may remove the decimal point when electronically filing claims. However, if your physician prescribes this code, it is most likely a valid diagnosis.

W31.8

The W31.8 table saw injury ICD 10 code describes a person who has suffered an injury while using a table saw. This is a non-billable ICD-10 code. It is the most general code and should not be used for reimbursement purposes. Child codes of this code have a greater level of detail and should be used for HIPAA-covered transactions. There are several reasons why it is important to use more specific codes when filing claims.

W32.2

A W32.2 table saw injury is an uncommon diagnosis code. It is a non-specific, non-billable code and will no longer be valid for HIPAA transactions after October 1, 2015. A W32.2 can be further subdivided by using the fourth, fifth, and sixth characters. In some cases, it is used for reimbursement claims that occur after October 1, 2015.

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