2018 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W20.0

Struck by falling object in cave-in

ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (W20.0) and the excluded code together.
  • asphyxiation due to cave-in (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T71.21

    Asphyxiation due to cave-in or falling earth

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Use Additional
    • code for any associated cataclysm (X34-X38)
    T71.21
    )
The following code(s) above W20.0 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 W20.0:
  • V00-Y99
    2018 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
  • W20-W49
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range W20-W49

    Exposure to inanimate mechanical forces

    Type 1 Excludes
    • assault (X92-Y09)
    • contact or collision with animals or persons (W50-W64)
    • exposure to inanimate mechanical forces involving military or war operations (Y36.-, Y37.-)
    • intentional self-harm (X71-X83)
    Exposure to inanimate mechanical forces
  • W20
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W20

    Struck by thrown, projected or falling object

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    Type 1 Excludes
    • falling object in machinery accident (W24, W28-W31)
    • falling object in transport accident (V01-V99)
    • object set in motion by explosion (W35-W40)
    • object set in motion by firearm (W32-W34)
    • struck by thrown sports equipment (W21.-)
    Struck by thrown, projected or falling object
Code History

External Cause Index entries containing back-references to W20.0:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To W20.0
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
W20.1XXA …… initial encounter
W20.1XXD …… subsequent encounter
W20.1XXS …… sequela
W20.8 Other cause of strike by thrown, projected or falling object
W20.8XXA …… initial encounter
W20.8XXD …… subsequent encounter

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