ICD-10 Diagnosis Code X92

Assault by drowning and submersion

Diagnosis Code X92

ICD-10: X92
Short Description: Assault by drowning and submersion
Long Description: Assault by drowning and submersion
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code X92

Not Valid for Submission
The code X92 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Overexertion and strenuous or repetitive movements (X50)
      • Assault by drowning and submersion (X92)

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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