2023 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W17.89

Other fall from one level to another

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • W17.89 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2023 edition of ICD-10-CM W17.89 became effective on October 1, 2022.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of W17.89 - other international versions of ICD-10 W17.89 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • W17.89 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
Applicable To
  • Fall from cherry picker
  • Fall from lifting device
  • Fall from mobile elevated work platform [MEWP]
  • Fall from sky lift
The following code(s) above W17.89 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 W17.89:
  • V00-Y99
    2023 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
    2023 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
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change
  • 2023 (effective 10/1/2022): No change

External Cause Index entries containing back-references to W17.89:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To W17.89
W17.4XXS …… sequela
W17.8 Other fall from one level to another
W17.81 Fall down embankment (hill)
W17.81XA …… initial encounter
W17.81XD …… subsequent encounter
W17.81XS …… sequela
W17.82 Fall from (out of) grocery cart
W17.82XA …… initial encounter
W17.82XD …… subsequent encounter
W17.82XS …… sequela
W17.89 Other fall from one level to another
W17.89XA …… initial encounter
W17.89XD …… subsequent encounter
W17.89XS …… sequela
W18 Other slipping, tripping and stumbling and falls
W18.0 Fall due to bumping against object
W18.00 Striking against unspecified object with subsequent fall
W18.00XA …… initial encounter
W18.00XD …… subsequent encounter
W18.00XS …… sequela
W18.01 Striking against sports equipment with subsequent fall

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