ICD-10-CM Code W69.XXXD

Accidental drowning and submersion while in natural water, subsequent encounter

Version 2020 Billable Code POA Exempt

Valid for Submission

W69.XXXD is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of accidental drowning and submersion while in natural water, subsequent encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code W69.XXXD might also be used to specify conditions or terms like accidental drowning and submersion while engaged in sport or recreational activity with diving equipment, accidental drowning or immersion while fishing from shore, bank or fixed structure, accidental drowning or near drowning while scuba diving, accidental drowning or near drowning while skin diving, drowning, drowning, etc The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.

ICD-10:W69.XXXD
Short Description:Accidental drown while in natural water, subs
Long Description:Accidental drowning and submersion while in natural water, subsequent encounter

Synonyms

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

  • Accidental drowning and submersion while engaged in sport or recreational activity with diving equipment
  • Accidental drowning or immersion while fishing from shore, bank or fixed structure
  • Accidental drowning or near drowning while scuba diving
  • Accidental drowning or near drowning while skin diving
  • Drowning
  • Drowning
  • Drowning
  • Drowning in brackish water
  • Drowning in fresh water
  • Drowning in salt water

Present on Admission (POA)

W69.XXXD 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 Indicator CodePOA Reason 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 W69.XXXD to ICD-9

  • E910.2 - Swimming accident NOS (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Accidental non-transport drowning and submersion (W65-W74)
      • Accidental drowning and submersion while in natural water (W69)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


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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