Diagnosis Code W17.89XA
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- E884.9 - Fall-1 level to oth NEC (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Fall down elevator shaft
- Fall due to failure of rail
- Fall due to failure of support
- Fall from geological formation
- Fall from haystack
- Fall from high place
- Fall from moving vehicle
- Fall from one level to another
- Fall from stationary vehicle
- Fall into canal
- Fall into natural surface opening
- Fall into quarry
- Fall into septic tank
- Fall into shaft
- Fall into shaft of operational mine
- Fall into tank
- Injury of unknown intent due to fall from height
- Injury of unknown intent due to fall from high natural feature
- Injury undetermined whether accidentally or purposely inflicted, fall from natural site
Information for Patients
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
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