2022 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W18.49XS

Other slipping, tripping and stumbling without falling, sequela

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • W18.49XS is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Other slipping, tripping and stumbling w/o falling, sequela
  • The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM W18.49XS became effective on October 1, 2021.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of W18.49XS - other international versions of ICD-10 W18.49XS may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • W18.49XS describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
The following code(s) above W18.49XS 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 W18.49XS:
  • V00-Y99
    2022 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
    2022 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 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • collision with another person without fall (W51)
    Slipping, tripping and stumbling without falling
Present On Admission
POA Help
"Present On Admission" is defined as present at the time the order for inpatient admission occurs — conditions that develop during an outpatient encounter, including emergency department, observation, or outpatient surgery, are considered POA.
  • W18.49XS is considered exempt from POA reporting.

Convert W18.49XS 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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To W18.49XS
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
W18.43XS …… sequela
W18.49 Other slipping, tripping and stumbling without falling
W18.49XA …… initial encounter
W18.49XD …… subsequent encounter
W18.49XS …… sequela
W19 Unspecified fall
W19.XXXA Unspecified fall, initial encounter
W19.XXXD Unspecified fall, subsequent encounter
W19.XXXS Unspecified fall, sequela
W20 Struck by thrown, projected or falling object
W20.0 Struck by falling object in cave-in
W20.0XXA …… initial encounter
W20.0XXD …… subsequent encounter
W20.0XXS …… sequela
W20.1 Struck by object due to collapse of building

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