2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W13.9

Fall from, out of or through building, not otherwise specified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • W13.9 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • Short description: Fall from, out of or through building, not otherwise spcf
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM W13.9 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of W13.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 W13.9 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • W13.9 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 W13.9. 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.
  • collapse of a building or structure (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W20
    • W20 Struck by thrown, projected or falling object...
      • W20.0 Struck by falling object in cave-in
        • W20.0XXA Struck by falling object in cave-in, initial ...
        • W20.0XXD Struck by falling object in cave-in, subseque...
        • W20.0XXS …… sequela
      • W20.1 Struck by object due to collapse of building
        • W20.1XXA Struck by object due to collapse of building,...
        • W20.1XXD Struck by object due to collapse of building,...
        • W20.1XXS Struck by object due to collapse of building,...
      • W20.8 Other cause of strike by thrown, projected or...
        • W20.8XXA Other cause of strike by thrown, projected or...
        • W20.8XXD Other cause of strike by thrown, projected or...
        • W20.8XXS Other cause of strike by thrown, projected or...
    W20.-
    )
  • fall or jump from burning building or structure (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X00
    • X00 Exposure to uncontrolled fire in building or ...
      • X00.0 Exposure to flames in uncontrolled fire in bu...
        • X00.0XXA Exposure to flames in uncontrolled fire in bu...
        • X00.0XXD Exposure to flames in uncontrolled fire in bu...
        • X00.0XXS Exposure to flames in uncontrolled fire in bu...
      • X00.1 Exposure to smoke in uncontrolled fire in bui...
        • X00.1XXA Exposure to smoke in uncontrolled fire in bui...
        • X00.1XXD Exposure to smoke in uncontrolled fire in bui...
        • X00.1XXS Exposure to smoke in uncontrolled fire in bui...
      • X00.2 Injury due to collapse of burning building or...
        • X00.2XXA Injury due to collapse of burning building or...
        • X00.2XXD Injury due to collapse of burning building or...
        • X00.2XXS Injury due to collapse of burning building or...
      • X00.3 Fall from burning building or structure in un...
        • X00.3XXA Fall from burning building or structure in un...
        • X00.3XXD Fall from burning building or structure in un...
        • X00.3XXS Fall from burning building or structure in un...
      • X00.4 Hit by object from burning building or struct...
        • X00.4XXA Hit by object from burning building or struct...
        • X00.4XXD Hit by object from burning building or struct...
        • X00.4XXS Hit by object from burning building or struct...
      • X00.5 Jump from burning building or structure in un...
        • X00.5XXA Jump from burning building or structure in un...
        • X00.5XXD Jump from burning building or structure in un...
        • X00.5XXS Jump from burning building or structure in un...
      • X00.8 Other exposure to uncontrolled fire in buildi...
        • X00.8XXA Other exposure to uncontrolled fire in buildi...
        • X00.8XXD Other exposure to uncontrolled fire in buildi...
        • X00.8XXS Other exposure to uncontrolled fire in buildi...
    X00.-
    )
The following code(s) above W13.9 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 W13.9:
  • 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 W13.9:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To W13.9
W13.3XXD …… subsequent encounter
W13.3XXS …… sequela
W13.4 Fall from, out of or through window
W13.4XXA …… initial encounter
W13.4XXD …… subsequent encounter
W13.4XXS …… sequela
W13.8 Fall from, out of or through other building or structure
W13.8XXA …… initial encounter
W13.8XXD …… subsequent encounter
W13.8XXS …… sequela
W13.9 Fall from, out of or through building, not otherwise specified
W13.9XXA …… initial encounter
W13.9XXD …… subsequent encounter
W13.9XXS …… sequela
W14 Fall from tree
W14.XXXA Fall from tree, initial encounter
W14.XXXD Fall from tree, subsequent encounter
W14.XXXS Fall from tree, sequela
W15 Fall from cliff
W15.XXXA Fall from cliff, initial encounter
W15.XXXD Fall from cliff, subsequent encounter

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