2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code V90.0

Drowning and submersion due to watercraft overturning

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • V90.0 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM V90.0 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of V90.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 V90.0 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • V90.0 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
The following code(s) above V90.0 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to V90.0:
  • V00-Y99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range V00-Y99

    External causes of morbidity

    • This chapter permits the classification of environmental events and circumstances as the cause of injury, and other adverse effects. Where a code from this section is applicable, it is intended that it shall be used secondary to a code from another chapter of the Classification indicating the nature of the condition. Most often, the condition will be classifiable to Chapter 19, Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88). Other conditions that may be stated to be due to external causes are classified in Chapters I to XVIII. For these conditions, codes from Chapter 20 should be used to provide additional information as to the cause of the condition.
    External causes of morbidity
  • V90
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code V90

    Drowning and submersion due to accident to watercraft

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • civilian water transport accident involving military watercraft (V94.81-)
    • fall into water not from watercraft (W16.-)
    • military watercraft accident in military or war operations (Y36.0-, Y37.0-)
    • water-transport-related drowning or submersion without accident to watercraft (V92.-)
    Drowning and submersion due to accident to watercraft
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To V90.0
V89.2XXS …… sequela
V89.3 Person injured in unspecified nonmotor-vehicle accident, traffic
V89.3XXA …… initial encounter
V89.3XXD …… subsequent encounter
V89.3XXS …… sequela
V89.9 Person injured in unspecified vehicle accident
V89.9XXA …… initial encounter
V89.9XXD …… subsequent encounter
V89.9XXS …… sequela
V90 Drowning and submersion due to accident to watercraft
V90.0 Drowning and submersion due to watercraft overturning
V90.00 Drowning and submersion due to merchant ship overturning
V90.00XA …… initial encounter
V90.00XD …… subsequent encounter
V90.00XS …… sequela
V90.01 Drowning and submersion due to passenger ship overturning
V90.01XA …… initial encounter
V90.01XD …… subsequent encounter
V90.01XS …… sequela
V90.02 Drowning and submersion due to fishing boat overturning
V90.02XA …… initial encounter

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.