ICD-10-CM Code Y93.A

Activities involving other cardiorespiratory exercise

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Y93.A is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of activities involving other cardiorespiratory exercise. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Y93.A
Short Description:Activities involving other cardiorespiratory exercise
Long Description:Activities involving other cardiorespiratory exercise

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • Y93.A1 - Activity, exercise machines primarily for cardiorespiratory conditioning
  • Y93.A2 - Activity, calisthenics
  • Y93.A3 - Activity, aerobic and step exercise
  • Y93.A4 - Activity, circuit training
  • Y93.A5 - Activity, obstacle course
  • Y93.A6 - Activity, grass drills
  • Y93.A9 - Activity, other involving cardiorespiratory exercise

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code Y93.A:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Activities involving physical training

Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Supplementary factors related to causes of morbidity classified elsewhere (Y90-Y99)
      • Activity codes (Y93)

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


Exercise and Physical Fitness

Regular exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health. It has many benefits, including improving your overall health and fitness, and reducing your risk for many chronic diseases. There are many different types of exercise; it is important that you pick the right types for you. Most people benefit from a combination of them:

  • Endurance, or aerobic, activities increase your breathing and heart rate. They keep your heart, lungs, and circulatory system healthy and improve your overall fitness. Examples include brisk walking, jogging, swimming, and biking.
  • Strength, or resistance training, exercises make your muscles stronger. Some examples are lifting weights and using a resistance band.
  • Balance exercises can make it easier to walk on uneven surfaces and help prevent falls. To improve your balance, try tai chi or exercises like standing on one leg.
  • Flexibility exercises stretch your muscles and can help your body stay limber. Yoga and doing various stretches can make you more flexible.

Fitting regular exercise into your daily schedule may seem difficult at first. But you can start slowly, and break your exercise time into chunks. Even doing ten minutes at a time is fine. You can work your way up to doing the recommended amount of exercise. How much exercise you need depends on your age and health.

Other things that you can do to make the most of your workouts include

  • Choosing activities that work all the different parts of the body, including your core (muscles around your back, abdomen, and pelvis). Good core strength improves balance and stability and helps to prevent lower back injury.
  • Choosing activities that you enjoy. It's easier to make exercise a regular part of your life if you have fun doing it.
  • Exercising safely, with proper equipment, to prevent injuries. Also, listen to your body and don't overdo it.
  • Giving yourself goals. The goals should challenge you, but also be realistic. It's also helpful to reward yourself when you reach your goals. The rewards could be something big, like new workout gear, or something smaller, such as movie tickets.

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