2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W18.30

Fall on same level, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • W18.30 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM W18.30 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of W18.30 - other international versions of ICD-10 W18.30 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • W18.30 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
The following code(s) above W18.30 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 W18.30:
  • 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
Code annotations containing back-references to W18.30:
  • Type 1 Excludes: W01
    , W03
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W01

    Fall on same level from slipping, tripping and stumbling

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • fall on moving sidewalk
    Type 1 Excludes
    • fall due to bumping (striking) against object (W18.0-)
    • fall in shower or bathtub (W18.2-)
    • fall on same level NOS (W18.30)
    • fall on same level from slipping, tripping and stumbling due to ice or snow (W00.0)
    • fall off or from toilet (W18.1-)
    • slipping, tripping and stumbling NOS (W18.40)
    • slipping, tripping and stumbling without falling (W18.4-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W03

    Other fall on same level due to collision with another person

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Fall due to non-transport collision with other person
    Type 1 Excludes
    • collision with another person without fall (W51)
    • crushed or pushed by a crowd or human stampede (W52)
    • fall involving pedestrian conveyance (V00-V09)
    • fall due to ice or snow (W00)
    • fall on same level NOS (W18.30)

External Cause Index entries containing back-references to W18.30:
  • Fall, falling (accidental) W19
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W19

    Unspecified fall

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Accidental fall NOS

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To W18.30
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
W18.31XS …… sequela
W18.39 Other fall on same level
W18.39XA …… initial encounter
W18.39XD …… subsequent encounter

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