2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code V96.9XXD

Unspecified nonpowered-aircraft accident injuring occupant, subsequent encounter

ICD-10-CM Code:
V96.9XXD
ICD-10 Code for:
Unsp nonpowered-aircraft accident injuring occupant, subs
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Code Navigator:

Code Classification

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

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      • Accident to nonpowered aircraft causing injury to occupant
        (V96)

V96.9XXD is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified nonpowered-aircraft accident injuring occupant, subsequent encounter. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.

V96.9XXD is a subsequent encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used after the patient has completed active treatment for a condition like unspecified nonpowered-aircraft accident injuring occupant. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines a "subsequent encounter" occurs when the patient is receiving routine care for the condition during the healing or recovery phase of treatment. Subsequent diagnosis codes are appropriate during the recovery phase, no matter how many times the patient has seen the provider for this condition. If the provider needs to adjust the patient's care plan due to a setback or other complication, the encounter becomes active again.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like V96.9XXD 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.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Accident boarding aircraft
  • Accident in boarding aircraft, occupant of unpowered aircraft, except parachutist, injured
  • Accident to unpowered aircraft
  • Aircraft collision while landing, occupant of unpowered aircraft, except parachutist, injured
  • Aircraft collision while taking off, occupant of unpowered aircraft, except parachutist, injured
  • Aircraft crash while landing, occupant of unpowered aircraft, except parachutist, injured
  • Aircraft crash while taking off, occupant of unpowered aircraft, except parachutist, injured
  • Collision of aircraft with another aircraft, while in transit, occupant of unpowered aircraft, except parachutist, injured
  • Collision of powered aircraft with another aircraft in flight
  • Explosion on aircraft while in transit, occupant of unpowered aircraft, except parachutist, injured
  • Explosion on aircraft while landing
  • Explosion on aircraft while landing, occupant of unpowered aircraft, except parachutist, injured
  • Explosion on aircraft while taking off, occupant of unpowered aircraft, except parachutist, injured
  • Explosion on powered aircraft while in transit
  • Explosion on powered aircraft while taking off
  • Fire on aircraft while landing, occupant of unpowered aircraft, except parachutist, injured
  • Fire on aircraft while taking off, occupant of unpowered aircraft, except parachutist, injured
  • Fire on powered aircraft while landing
  • Fire on powered aircraft while taking off
  • Forced landing while landing, occupant of unpowered aircraft, except parachutist, injured
  • Forced landing while powered aircraft landing
  • Forced landing while powered aircraft taking off
  • Forced landing while taking off, occupant of unpowered aircraft, except parachutist, injured
  • Hit by aircraft
  • Hit by aircraft, without accident to aircraft
  • Hit by aircraft, without accident to aircraft, occupant of unpowered aircraft, except parachutist, injured
  • Hit by object falling from aircraft
  • Hit by object falling from aircraft, without accident to aircraft, occupant of unpowered aircraft, except parachutist, injured
  • Powered aircraft collision while landing
  • Powered aircraft collision while taking off
  • Powered aircraft crash while landing
  • Powered aircraft crash while taking off

Clinical Classification

Present on Admission (POA)

V96.9XXD is exempt from POA reporting - 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. Review other POA exempt codes here.

CMS POA Indicator Options and Definitions

POA IndicatorReason for CodeCMS will pay the CC/MCC DRG?
YDiagnosis was present at time of inpatient admission.YES
NDiagnosis was not present at time of inpatient admission.NO
UDocumentation insufficient to determine if the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.NO
WClinically undetermined - unable to clinically determine whether the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.YES
1Unreported/Not used - Exempt from POA reporting. NO

Convert V96.9XXD to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: E842.6 - Unpower aircraft acc-occ
    Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

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.