2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W18.41

Slipping, tripping and stumbling without falling due to stepping on object

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • W18.41 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • Short description: Slip/trip w/o falling due to stepping on object
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM W18.41 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of W18.41 - other international versions of ICD-10 W18.41 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • W18.41 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
Applicable To
  • Slipping, tripping and stumbling without falling due to stepping on animal
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 W18.41. 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.
  • slipping, tripping and stumbling with fall due to stepping on animal (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W18.31

    Fall on same level due to stepping on an object

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Fall on same level due to stepping on an animal
    Type 1 Excludes
    • slipping, tripping and stumbling without fall due to stepping on animal (W18.41)
    W18.31
    )
The following code(s) above W18.41 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 W18.41:
  • 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
  • W18.4
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W18.4

    Slipping, tripping and stumbling without falling

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • collision with another person without fall (W51)
    Slipping, tripping and stumbling without falling
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 W18.41:
  • Type 1 Excludes: W18.31
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W18.31

    Fall on same level due to stepping on an object

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Fall on same level due to stepping on an animal
    Type 1 Excludes
    • slipping, tripping and stumbling without fall due to stepping on animal (W18.41)

External Cause Index entries containing back-references to W18.41:
  • Slipping (accidental) (on same level) (with fall) W01.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W01.0

    Fall on same level from slipping, tripping and stumbling without subsequent striking against object

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Falling over animal
    • without fall W18.40
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W18.40

      Slipping, tripping and stumbling without falling, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      • due to
        • stepping on object W18.41
  • Stumbling
    • without fall W18.40
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W18.40

      Slipping, tripping and stumbling without falling, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      • due to
        • stepping on object W18.41
  • Tripping
    • without fall W18.40
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W18.40

      Slipping, tripping and stumbling without falling, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      • due to
        • stepping on object W18.41

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To W18.41
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
W18.42XD …… subsequent encounter
W18.42XS …… sequela
W18.43 Slipping, tripping and stumbling without falling due to stepping from one level to another
W18.43XA …… initial encounter
W18.43XD …… subsequent encounter

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