2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code V90.18XS

Drowning and submersion due to other unpowered watercraft sinking, sequela

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • V90.18XS is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Drown due to unpowr wtrcrft sinking, sequela
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM V90.18XS became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of V90.18XS - other international versions of ICD-10 V90.18XS may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • V90.18XS describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
The following code(s) above V90.18XS 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 V90.18XS:
  • V00-Y99
    2019 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 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
Present On Admission
POA Help
"Present On Admission" is defined as present at the time the order for inpatient admission occurs — conditions that develop during an outpatient encounter, including emergency department, observation, or outpatient surgery, are considered POA.
  • V90.18XS is considered exempt from POA reporting.

Convert V90.18XS to ICD-9-CM

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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To V90.18XS
V90.15XA …… initial encounter
V90.15XD …… subsequent encounter
V90.15XS …… sequela
V90.16 Drowning and submersion due to (nonpowered) inflatable craft sinking
V90.16XA …… initial encounter
V90.16XD …… subsequent encounter
V90.16XS …… sequela
V90.18 Drowning and submersion due to other unpowered watercraft sinking
V90.18XA …… initial encounter
V90.18XD …… subsequent encounter
V90.18XS …… sequela
V90.19 Drowning and submersion due to unspecified watercraft sinking
V90.19XA …… initial encounter
V90.19XD …… subsequent encounter
V90.19XS …… sequela
V90.2 Drowning and submersion due to falling or jumping from burning watercraft
V90.20 Drowning and submersion due to falling or jumping from burning merchant ship
V90.20XA …… initial encounter
V90.20XD …… subsequent encounter
V90.20XS …… sequela
V90.21 Drowning and submersion due to falling or jumping from burning passenger ship

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