ICD-10 Diagnosis Code V90

Drowning and submersion due to accident to watercraft

Diagnosis Code V90

ICD-10: V90
Short Description: Drowning and submersion due to accident to watercraft
Long Description: Drowning and submersion due to accident to watercraft
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code V90

Not Valid for Submission
The code V90 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Transport accidents (V00-V99)
      • Drowning and submersion due to accident to watercraft (V90)

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients


Drowning

People drown when they get too much water in their lungs. You can drown in as little as an inch or two of water. Babies can drown in a sink or bathtub. Preschoolers are most likely to drown in a swimming pool. People who have seizure disorders are also at risk in the water. Drowning can happen quickly and silently.

Drowning precautions should include

  • Fences around pools
  • Supervising children near any body of water, including tubs
  • Not swimming or boating when under the influence of alcohol or sedatives
  • Wearing life jackets when boating
  • Learning CPR

  • Near drowning


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