External causes of morbidity
Slipping, tripping, stumbling and falls
2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W19
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
- W19 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 W19 became effective on October 1, 2019.
- This is the American ICD-10-CM version of W19 - other international versions of ICD-10 W19 may differ.
- W19 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
The following code(s) above W19
contain 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 W19
- A fall can change your life. If you're elderly, it can lead to disability and a loss of independence. If your bones are fragile from osteoporosis, you could break a bone, often a hip. But aging alone doesn't make people fall. Diabetes and heart disease affect balance. So do problems with circulation, thyroid or nervous systems. Some medicines make people dizzy. Eye problems or alcohol can be factors. Any of these things can make a fall more likely. Babies and young children are also at risk of falling - off of furniture and down stairs, for example.falls and accidents seldom "just happen." taking care of your health by exercising and getting regular eye exams and physicals may help reduce your chance of falling. Getting rid of tripping hazards in your home and wearing nonskid shoes may also help. To reduce the chances of breaking a bone if you do fall, make sure that you get enough calcium and vitamin d. nih: national institute on aging
- A finding of sudden movement downward, usually resulting in injury.
- A sudden movement downward, usually resulting in injury.
- Falls due to slipping or tripping which result in injury.
- Falls due to slipping or tripping which result in loss or injury.
- 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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To W19
Slipping, tripping and stumbling without falling due to stepping from one level to another
Other slipping, tripping and stumbling without falling
Unspecified fall, initial encounter
Unspecified fall, subsequent encounter
Struck by thrown, projected or falling object
Struck by falling object in cave-in
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.