ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W73.XXXA

Oth cause of accidental non-transport drown, init

Diagnosis Code W73.XXXA

ICD-10: W73.XXXA
Short Description: Oth cause of accidental non-transport drown, init
Long Description: Other specified cause of accidental non-transport drowning and submersion, initial encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W73.XXXA

Valid for Submission
The code W73.XXXA is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Accidental non-transport drowning and submersion (W65-W74)
      • Oth cause of accidental non-transport drown (W73)

Information for Patients


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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