Version 2024

2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code V92.20

Drowning and submersion due to being washed overboard from merchant ship

ICD-10-CM Code:
V92.20
ICD-10 Code for:
Drown due to being washed overboard from merchant ship
Is Billable?
Not Valid for Submission
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Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality
    (V01–Y99)

    • ()
      • Drowning and submersion due to accident on board watercraft, without accident to watercraft
        (V92)

V92.20 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of drowning and submersion due to being washed overboard from merchant ship. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2024 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding Applicable to Drown due to being washed overboard from merchant ship

Non-specific codes like V92.20 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10-CM codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for drown due to being washed overboard from merchant ship:

  • Use V92.20XA for initial encounter - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use V92.20XD for subsequent encounter - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use V92.20XS for sequela - BILLABLE CODE

Index of External Cause of Injuries

References found for this diagnosis code in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Drowning(accidental)
      • due to
        • fall overboard (from)
          • resulting from
            • being washed overboard (from)
              • powered craft
                • merchant ship

Patient Education


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

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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.