2023 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W18.2XXA

Fall in (into) shower or empty bathtub, initial encounter

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Billable/Specific Code
  • W18.2XXA is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2023 edition of ICD-10-CM W18.2XXA became effective on October 1, 2022.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of W18.2XXA - other international versions of ICD-10 W18.2XXA may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • W18.2XXA describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
The following code(s) above W18.2XXA 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 W18.2XXA:
  • 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
  • W18.2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W18.2

    Fall in (into) shower or empty bathtub

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • fall in full bathtub causing drowning or submersion (W16.21-)
    Fall in (into) shower or empty bathtub

Convert W18.2XXA to ICD-9-CM

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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To W18.2XXA
W18.1 Fall from or off toilet
W18.11 Fall from or off toilet without subsequent striking against object
W18.11XA …… initial encounter
W18.11XD …… subsequent encounter
W18.11XS …… sequela
W18.12 Fall from or off toilet with subsequent striking against object
W18.12XA …… initial encounter
W18.12XD …… subsequent encounter
W18.12XS …… sequela
W18.2 Fall in (into) shower or empty bathtub
W18.2XXA …… initial encounter
W18.2XXD …… subsequent encounter
W18.2XXS …… sequela
W18.3 Other and unspecified fall on same level
W18.30 Fall on same level, unspecified
W18.30XA …… initial encounter
W18.30XD …… subsequent encounter
W18.30XS …… sequela
W18.31 Fall on same level due to stepping on an object
W18.31XA …… initial encounter
W18.31XD …… subsequent encounter

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