ICD-10 Diagnosis Code V90.09XA

Drown due to unsp watercraft overturning, init

Diagnosis Code V90.09XA

ICD-10: V90.09XA
Short Description: Drown due to unsp watercraft overturning, init
Long Description: Drowning and submersion due to unspecified watercraft overturning, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code V90.09XA

Valid for Submission
The code V90.09XA is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Transport accidents (V00-V99)
      • Drowning and submersion due to accident to watercraft (V90)

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients


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

  • Near drowning (Medical Encyclopedia)

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