2018/2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W18.4

Slipping, tripping and stumbling without falling

ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
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 W18.4. 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.
  • collision with another person without fall (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W51

    Accidental striking against or bumped into by another person

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • assault by striking against or bumping into by another person (Y04.2)
    • fall due to collision with another person (W03)
The following code(s) above W18.4 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 W18.4:
  • V00-Y99
    2019 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
    2019 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
Code annotations containing back-references to W18.4:
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To W18.4
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
W18.39XS …… sequela
W18.4 Slipping, tripping and stumbling without falling
W18.40 Slipping, tripping and stumbling without falling, unspecified
W18.40XA …… initial encounter
W18.40XD …… subsequent encounter
W18.40XS …… sequela
W18.41 Slipping, tripping and stumbling without falling due to stepping on object
W18.41XA …… initial encounter
W18.41XD …… subsequent encounter
W18.41XS …… sequela
W18.42 Slipping, tripping and stumbling without falling due to stepping into hole or opening
W18.42XA …… initial encounter

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