ICD-10-CM Code Y31.XXXA

Falling, lying or running before or into moving object, undetermined intent, initial encounter

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

Y31.XXXA is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of falling, lying or running before or into moving object, undetermined intent, initial encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code Y31.XXXA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like injury undetermined whether accidentally or purposely inflicted, by jumping before moving object or injury undetermined whether accidentally or purposely inflicted, by jumping or lying before moving object or injury undetermined whether accidentally or purposely inflicted, by lying before moving object.

ICD-10:Y31.XXXA
Short Description:Fall/lying/running bef/into moving obj, undet intent, init
Long Description:Falling, lying or running before or into moving object, undetermined intent, initial encounter

Synonyms

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

  • Injury undetermined whether accidentally or purposely inflicted, by jumping before moving object
  • Injury undetermined whether accidentally or purposely inflicted, by jumping or lying before moving object
  • Injury undetermined whether accidentally or purposely inflicted, by lying before moving object

Convert Y31.XXXA to ICD-9

  • E988.0 - Undeterm circ-moving obj (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Event of undetermined intent (Y21-Y33)
      • Fall/lying/running bef/into moving object, undet intent (Y31)

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


Falls

Falls can be dangerous at any age. Babies and young children can get hurt falling off furniture or down the stairs. Older children may fall off playground equipment. For older adults, falls can be especially serious. They are at higher risk of falling. They are also more likely to break a bone when they fall, especially if they have osteoporosis. A broken bone, especially when it is a hip, may even lead to disability and a loss of independence for older adults.

Some common causes of falls include

  • Balance problems
  • Some medicines, which can make you feel dizzy, confused, or slow
  • Vision problems
  • Alcohol, which can affect your balance and reflexes
  • Muscle weakness, especially in your legs, which can make it harder for you to get up from a chair or keep your balance when walking on an uneven surface.
  • Certain illnesses, such as low blood pressure, diabetes, and neuropathy
  • Slow reflexes, which make it hard to keep your balance or move out of the way of a hazard
  • Tripping or slipping due to loss of footing or traction

At any age, people can make changes to lower their risk of falling. It important to take care of your health, including getting regular eye exams. Regular exercise may lower your risk of falls by strengthening your muscles, improving your balance, and keeping your bones strong. And you can look for ways to make your house safer. For example, you can get rid of tripping hazards and make sure that you have rails on the stairs and in the bath. To reduce the chances of breaking a bone if you do fall, make sure that you get enough calcium and vitamin D.

NIH: National Institute on Aging


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