2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code V93.49

Struck by falling object on unspecified watercraft

ICD-10-CM Code:
V93.49
ICD-10 Code for:
Struck by falling object on unspecified watercraft
Is Billable?
Not Valid for Submission
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Code Classification

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

    • ()
      • Other injury due to accident on board watercraft, without accident to watercraft
        (V93)

V93.49 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of struck by falling object on unspecified watercraft. 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.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like V93.49 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

Specific Coding Applicable to Struck by falling object on unspecified watercraft

Non-specific codes like V93.49 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 struck by falling object on unspecified watercraft:

  • Use V93.49XA for initial encounter - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use V93.49XD for subsequent encounter - BILLABLE CODE

  • Use V93.49XS for sequela - BILLABLE CODE

Index of External Cause of Injuries

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

    • Struck(accidentally) by
      • object
        • falling
          • from, in, on
            • watercraft

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.