2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W09

Fall on and from playground equipment

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • W09 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM W09 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of W09 - other international versions of ICD-10 W09 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • W09 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as W09. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • fall involving recreational machinery (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W31

    Contact with other and unspecified machinery

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • contact with agricultural machinery (W30.-)
    • contact with machinery in transport under own power or being towed by a vehicle (V01-V99)
    • exposure to electric current (W86)
    W31
    )
The following code(s) above W09 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 W09:
  • V00-Y99
    2021 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
    2021 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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To W09
W06.XXXD Fall from bed, subsequent encounter
W06.XXXS Fall from bed, sequela
W07 Fall from chair
W07.XXXA Fall from chair, initial encounter
W07.XXXD Fall from chair, subsequent encounter
W07.XXXS Fall from chair, sequela
W08 Fall from other furniture
W08.XXXA Fall from other furniture, initial encounter
W08.XXXD Fall from other furniture, subsequent encounter
W08.XXXS Fall from other furniture, sequela
W09 Fall on and from playground equipment
W09.0 Fall on or from playground slide
W09.0XXA …… initial encounter
W09.0XXD …… subsequent encounter
W09.0XXS …… sequela
W09.1 Fall from playground swing
W09.1XXA …… initial encounter
W09.1XXD …… subsequent encounter
W09.1XXS …… sequela
W09.2 Fall on or from jungle gym
W09.2XXA …… initial encounter

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