ICD-10-CM 2023 version Diagnosis Code W19.XXXA

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W19.XXXA ICD-10-CM code is used to diagnose for “Unspecified fall, initial encounter”

  • W19.XXXA is a billable/specific ICD10 code that can be used to display a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • ICD-10-CM W19.XXXA, 2022 edition became effective on October 1, 2021.
  • W19.XXXA is defined as the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
  • W19.XXXA ICD-10-CM version is for the United state of America. ICD-10-CM W19.XXXA may be different for other countries.

The following code may be applicable for W19.XXXA

  • W19 Unspecified fall
        • W19.XXXA Unspecified fall, initial encounter
        • W19.XXXD Unspecified fall, subsequent encounter
        •  W19.XXXS Unspecified fall, sequela
  • V00-Y99 External causes of morbidity
  • W00-W19 Slipping, tripping, stumbling, and falls

Approximate Synonyms

  • Fall
  • Accident due to mechanical fall without injury
  • Accidental fall
  • Cause of injury, accidental fall
  • Cause of accident, mechanical fall injury

Code History table since 2017

  • 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

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

What is an unspecified fall?

When a body/things start suddenly fall downward, it usually results in damage/injury.

Fall due to misstepping or slipping which results in injury/wound.

What is the ICD-10 code for a fall at home?

The ICD-10-CM code for falls at home is Z91.81 is billable/specific that can be used to display the diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.

The ICD-10-CM code for the recent fall is Z91.81

The ICD-10-CM code for  unspecified Fall is: W19

ICD10 code for Accidental fall from bed is E88. 44 

ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code  for Unspecified fall E888. 9

ICD-10 code for Unspecified injury of the head is S09. 90XA

ICD-10-CM Code post fall or history fall is Z91.81

According to the guidelines of ICD-10-CM data, when the patient has recently fallen, and the reason for the fall is unknown and being investigated, you should use R29.6.

ICD-10-CM Code for tripped and fell is initial encounter W01.0XXA without striking against the object.

Z91. 81 – History of falling. ICD-10-CM.

Z91.81 ICD-10 code is used for the history of falling. Z91.81 Code is used when the patient has fallen before and is at risk for future falls

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