2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code V94

Other and unspecified water transport accidents

ICD-10-CM Code:
V94
ICD-10 Code for:
Other and unspecified water transport accidents
Is Billable?
Not Valid for Submission
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Code Classification

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

    • ()
      • Other and unspecified water transport accidents
        (V94)

V94 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other and unspecified water transport accidents. 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 V94 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 Other and unspecified water transport accidents

Non-specific codes like V94 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 other and unspecified water transport accidents:

  • V94.0 for Hitting object or bottom of body of water due to fall from watercraft - NON-BILLABLE CODE

  • V94.1 for Bather struck by watercraft - NON-BILLABLE CODE

  • V94.11 for Bather struck by powered watercraft - NON-BILLABLE CODE

  • V94.12 for Bather struck by nonpowered watercraft - NON-BILLABLE CODE

  • V94.2 for Rider of nonpowered watercraft struck by other watercraft - NON-BILLABLE CODE

  • V94.21 for Rider of nonpowered watercraft struck by other nonpowered watercraft - NON-BILLABLE CODE

  • V94.22 for Rider of nonpowered watercraft struck by powered watercraft - NON-BILLABLE CODE

  • V94.3 for Injury to rider of (inflatable) watercraft being pulled behind other watercraft - NON-BILLABLE CODE

  • V94.31 for Injury to rider of (inflatable) recreational watercraft being pulled behind other watercraft - NON-BILLABLE CODE

  • V94.32 for Injury to rider of non-recreational watercraft being pulled behind other watercraft - NON-BILLABLE CODE

  • V94.4 for Injury to barefoot water-skier - NON-BILLABLE CODE

  • V94.8 for Other water transport accident - NON-BILLABLE CODE

  • V94.81 for Water transport accident involving military watercraft - NON-BILLABLE CODE

  • V94.89 for Other water transport accident - NON-BILLABLE CODE

  • V94.9 for Unspecified water transport accident - NON-BILLABLE CODE

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The following annotation back-references are applicable to this diagnosis code. The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10-CM codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more.


Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • military watercraft accidents in military or war operations Y36 Y37

7th Character Note

7th Character Note
Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.
  • The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from category V94

7th Character

7th Character
Indicates that a seventh character is to be assigned to codes in a subcategory.
  • A - initial encounter
  • D - subsequent encounter
  • S - sequela

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.