Non-specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W00

Fall due to ice and snow

  • W00 is not a billable ICD-10-CM diagnosis code and cannot be used to indicate a medical diagnosis.
  • ICD-10-CM becomes effective on October 1, 2015, therefore, W00 and all ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Type 1 Excludes
  • fall on (from) ice and snow involving pedestrian conveyance (V00.-)
  • fall from stairs and steps not due to ice and snow (W10.-)
  • pedestrian on foot falling (slipping) on ice and snow
ICD-10-CM Coding Information
  • W00 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury, and therefore should not be used as a principal diagnosis.
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 795 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 W00 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to]
  • ICD-10 W00 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year