2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W09.8

Fall on or from other playground equipment

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • W09.8 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 W09.8 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of W09.8 - other international versions of ICD-10 W09.8 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • W09.8 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
The following code(s) above W09.8 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 W09.8:
  • V00-Y99
    2021 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
  • 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
  • W09
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W09

    Fall on and from playground equipment

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • fall involving recreational machinery (W31)
    Fall on and from playground equipment
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

External Cause Index entries containing back-references to W09.8:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To W09.8
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
W09.2XXD …… subsequent encounter
W09.2XXS …… sequela
W09.8 Fall on or from other playground equipment
W09.8XXA …… initial encounter
W09.8XXD …… subsequent encounter
W09.8XXS …… sequela
W10 Fall on and from stairs and steps
W10.0 Fall (on)(from) escalator
W10.0XXA …… initial encounter
W10.0XXD …… subsequent encounter
W10.0XXS …… sequela
W10.1 Fall (on)(from) sidewalk curb
W10.1XXA …… initial encounter

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