2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W04

Fall while being carried or supported by other persons

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • W04 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 W04 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of W04 - other international versions of ICD-10 W04 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • W04 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
Applicable To
  • Accidentally dropped while being carried
The following code(s) above W04 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 W04:
  • V00-Y99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range V00-Y99

    External causes of morbidity

    Note
    • 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
  • W00-W19
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range W00-W19

    Slipping, tripping, stumbling and falls

    Type 1 Excludes
    • assault involving a fall (Y01-Y02)
    • fall from animal (V80.-)
    • fall (in) (from) machinery (in operation) (W28-W31)
    • fall (in) (from) transport vehicle (V01-V99)
    • intentional self-harm involving a fall (X80-X81)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • at risk for fall (history of fall) Z91.81
    • fall (in) (from) burning building (X00.-)
    • fall into fire (X00-X04, X08)
    Slipping, tripping, stumbling and falls
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

External Cause Index entries containing back-references to W04:
  • Dropped W04 (accidentally)
  • Fall, falling (accidental) W19
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W19

    Unspecified fall

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Accidental fall NOS
    • while being carried or supported by other person W04(s)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To W04
W01.190D …… subsequent encounter
W01.190S …… sequela
W01.198 Fall on same level from slipping, tripping and stumbling with subsequent striking against other object
W01.198A …… initial encounter
W01.198D …… subsequent encounter
W01.198S …… sequela
W03 Other fall on same level due to collision with another person
W03.XXXA Other fall on same level due to collision with another person, initial encounter
W03.XXXD Other fall on same level due to collision with another person, subsequent encounter
W03.XXXS Other fall on same level due to collision with another person, sequela
W04 Fall while being carried or supported by other persons
W04.XXXA Fall while being carried or supported by other persons, initial encounter
W04.XXXD Fall while being carried or supported by other persons, subsequent encounter
W04.XXXS Fall while being carried or supported by other persons, sequela
W05 Fall from non-moving wheelchair, nonmotorized scooter and motorized mobility scooter
W05.0 Fall from non-moving wheelchair
W05.0XXA …… initial encounter
W05.0XXD …… subsequent encounter
W05.0XXS …… sequela
W05.1 Fall from non-moving nonmotorized scooter
W05.1XXA …… initial encounter

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