ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W15.XXXA

Fall from cliff, initial encounter

Diagnosis Code W15.XXXA

ICD-10: W15.XXXA
Short Description: Fall from cliff, initial encounter
Long Description: Fall from cliff, initial encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W15.XXXA

Valid for Submission
The code W15.XXXA is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Slipping, tripping, stumbling and falls (W00-W19)
      • Fall from cliff (W15)

Information for Medical Professionals

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The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

The code W15.XXXA is exempt from POA reporting.

Synonyms
  • Fall from cliff
  • Fall from geological formation
  • Fall from geological formation
  • Fall from mountain
  • Injury of unknown intent due to fall from height
  • Injury of unknown intent due to fall from high natural feature
  • Injury of unknown intent due to fall off cliff

Information for Patients


Falls

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

  • After a fall in the hospital (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Bathroom safety - adults (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Exercises to help prevent falls (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Preventing falls (Medical Encyclopedia)


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