ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W00.0

Fall on same level due to ice and snow

Diagnosis Code W00.0

ICD-10: W00.0
Short Description: Fall on same level due to ice and snow
Long Description: Fall on same level due to ice and snow
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W00.0

Not Valid for Submission
The code W00.0 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Slipping, tripping, stumbling and falls (W00-W19)
      • Fall due to ice and snow (W00)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of External Cause of Injuries
References found for the code W00.0 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Accident(to)
      • pedestrian (on foot)
        • with
          • another pedestrian
            • with fall
              • due to ice or snow
    • Bumping against, into(accidentally)
      • person (s)
        • with fall
          • due to ice or snow
    • Collision(accidental) NEC
      • pedestrian
        • with fall
          • due to ice or snow
    • Fall, falling(accidental)
      • due to
        • bumping against
          • person
            • due to ice or snow
    • Fall, falling(accidental)
      • due to
        • collision with another person
          • due to ice or snow
    • Fall, falling(accidental)
      • due to
        • ice or snow
          • on same level
    • Fall, falling(accidental)
      • due to
        • striking against
          • person
            • due to ice or snow
    • Fall, falling(accidental)
      • same level
        • involving ice or snow
    • Pushed, pushing(accidental) (injury in)
      • by other person (s) (accidental)
        • with fall
          • due to ice or snow
    • Slipping(accidental) (on same level) (with fall)
      • on
        • ice
    • Slipping(accidental) (on same level) (with fall)
      • on
        • snow
    • Striking against
      • person (s)
        • with fall
          • due to ice or snow
    • Struck(accidentally) by
      • other person (s)
        • with
          • fall
            • due to ice or snow
    • Stumbling
      • over
        • person
          • with fall
            • due to ice or snow
    • Tripping
      • over
        • person
          • with fall
            • due to ice or snow

Information for Patients


Falls

A fall can change your life. If you're elderly, it can lead to disability and a loss of independence. If your bones are fragile from osteoporosis, you could break a bone, often a hip. But aging alone doesn't make people fall. Diabetes and heart disease affect balance. So do problems with circulation, thyroid or nervous systems. Some medicines make people dizzy. Eye problems or alcohol can be factors. Any of these things can make a fall more likely. Babies and young children are also at risk of falling - off of furniture and down stairs, for example.

Falls and accidents seldom "just happen." Taking care of your health by exercising and getting regular eye exams and physicals may help reduce your chance of falling. Getting rid of tripping hazards in your home and wearing nonskid shoes may also help. 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

  • After a fall in the hospital (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Bathroom safety - adults (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Exercises to help prevent falls (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Preventing falls (Medical Encyclopedia)


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