ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W17.89XA

Other fall from one level to another, initial encounter

Diagnosis Code W17.89XA

ICD-10: W17.89XA
Short Description: Other fall from one level to another, initial encounter
Long Description: Other fall from one level to another, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W17.89XA

Valid for Submission
The code W17.89XA is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Slipping, tripping, stumbling and falls (W00-W19)
      • Other fall from one level to another (W17)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • 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

  • 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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