2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X71.9

Intentional self-harm by drowning and submersion, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • X71.9 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • Short description: Intentional self-harm by drowning and submersion, unsp
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM X71.9 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of X71.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 X71.9 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • X71.9 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
The following code(s) above X71.9 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 X71.9:
  • 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
  • X71-X83
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range X71-X83

    Intentional self-harm

    Applicable To
    • Purposely self-inflicted injury
    • Suicide (attempted)
    Intentional self-harm
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

External Cause Index entries containing back-references to X71.9:
  • Drowning (accidental) W74
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W74

    Unspecified cause of accidental drowning and submersion

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Drowning NOS
    • self-inflicted X71.9
    • suicide X71.9 (attempt)
  • Suicide, suicidal (attempted) (by) X83.8
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X83.8

    Intentional self-harm by other specified means

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To X71.9
X71.2XXD …… subsequent encounter
X71.2XXS …… sequela
X71.3 Intentional self-harm by drowning and submersion in natural water
X71.3XXA …… initial encounter
X71.3XXD …… subsequent encounter
X71.3XXS …… sequela
X71.8 Other intentional self-harm by drowning and submersion
X71.8XXA …… initial encounter
X71.8XXD …… subsequent encounter
X71.8XXS …… sequela
X71.9 Intentional self-harm by drowning and submersion, unspecified
X71.9XXA …… initial encounter
X71.9XXD …… subsequent encounter
X71.9XXS …… sequela
X72 Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge
X72.XXXA Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge, initial encounter
X72.XXXD Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge, subsequent encounter
X72.XXXS Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge, sequela
X73 Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge
X73.0 Intentional self-harm by shotgun discharge
X73.0XXA …… initial encounter

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