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ICD-10-CM Code W16.321
Fall into other water striking bottom causing drowning and submersion

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
7th Character Required
7th Character Required
Code requires 7th Character Extension identifier. This 7th Character usually captures Episode of Care information, such as "Initial Encounter," "Subsquent Encounter," or "Sequela."
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code W16.321 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'fall into oth water striking bottom causing drown' in more detail. The 7th characters that can be added, and the resulting billable codes, are as follows:


7th Digit Billable Code 7th Digit Specifies
A W16.321A initial encounter
D W16.321D subsequent encounter
S W16.321S sequela

What is 7th Character Extension?

For codes less than 6 characters that require a 7th character a placeholder 'X' should be assigned for all characters less than 6. The 7th character must always be the 7th position of a code. E.g. The ICD-10-CM code T67.4 (Heat exhaustion due to salt depletion) requires an Episode of Care identifier. T67.4XXA Initial Encounter or T67.4XXD Subsequent Encounter. More Info

Coding Notes for W16.321 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Drowning and submersion while in other water without fall - instead, use Code W73

ICD-10-CM External Cause Index References for 'W16.321 - Fall into other water striking bottom causing drowning and submersion'

The ICD-10-CM External Cause Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code W16.321. Click on any term below to browse the external cause index.


Parent Code: W16.32 - Fall into other water striking bottom

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