ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W19.XXXA

Unspecified fall, initial encounter

Diagnosis Code W19.XXXA

ICD-10: W19.XXXA
Short Description: Unspecified fall, initial encounter
Long Description: Unspecified fall, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W19.XXXA

Valid for Submission
The code W19.XXXA 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)
      • Unspecified fall (W19)

Information for Medical Professionals

Convert to ICD-9 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
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.

  • Accidental fall
  • Accidental strangulation
  • Accidental strangulation by clothing
  • Accidental strangulation by clothing in fall
  • Engaged in falling
  • Facial fracture due to fall
  • Fall
  • Fall at construction site
  • Fall due to failure of support
  • Fall due to loss of equilibrium
  • Fall due to seizure
  • Fall in home
  • Fall in nursing home
  • Fall on concrete
  • Fall on hard surface
  • Fall on soft surface
  • Falling injury
  • Fell onto outstretched hand

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)

[Read More]
Previous Code
Previous Code W19
Next Code
W19.XXXD Next Code