ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Y93.15

Activity, underwater diving and snorkeling

Diagnosis Code Y93.15

ICD-10: Y93.15
Short Description: Activity, underwater diving and snorkeling
Long Description: Activity, underwater diving and snorkeling
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Y93.15

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality
    • Supplementary factors related to causes of morbidity classified elsewhere (Y90-Y99)
      • Activity codes (Y93)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • E002.4 - Underwater dive/snorkel

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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 Y93.15 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Accidental drowning and submersion while engaged in sport or recreational activity with diving equipment
  • Accidental drowning or immersion in course of work
  • Accidental drowning or immersion while pearl diving
  • Accidental drowning or near drowning while scuba diving
  • Accidental drowning or near drowning while skin diving
  • Accidental mechanical suffocation when diving due to insufficient air

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Y93.15 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Water Safety (Recreational)

Playing in the water - whether swimming, boating or diving - can be fun. It can also be dangerous, especially for children. Being safe can help prevent injuries and drowning. To stay safe in the water

  • Avoid alcohol when swimming or boating
  • Wear a life jacket whenever you're in a boat
  • Don't swim alone, or in bad weather
  • Learn CPR
  • Learn to swim and teach your children to swim
  • Supervise your children when they are in the water
  • Prevent sunburns - use plenty of sunscreen

  • "Hot Tub Rash" and "Swimmer's Ear" (Pseudomonas) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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