2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X39

Exposure to other forces of nature

ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
The following code(s) above X39 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to X39:
  • V00-Y99
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range V00-Y99

    External causes of morbidity

    Note
    • This chapter permits the classification of environmental events and circumstances as the cause of injury, and other adverse effects. Where a code from this section is applicable, it is intended that it shall be used secondary to a code from another chapter of the Classification indicating the nature of the condition. Most often, the condition will be classifiable to Chapter 19, Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88). Other conditions that may be stated to be due to external causes are classified in Chapters I to XVIII. For these conditions, codes from Chapter 20 should be used to provide additional information as to the cause of the condition.
    External causes of morbidity
Code History
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To X39
X37.8XXD …… subsequent encounter
X37.8XXS …… sequela
X37.9 Unspecified cataclysmic storm
X37.9XXA …… initial encounter
X37.9XXD …… subsequent encounter
X37.9XXS …… sequela
X38 Flood
X38.XXXA Flood, initial encounter
X38.XXXD Flood, subsequent encounter
X38.XXXS Flood, sequela
X39 Exposure to other forces of nature
X39.0 Exposure to natural radiation
X39.01 Exposure to radon
X39.01XA …… initial encounter
X39.01XD …… subsequent encounter
X39.01XS …… sequela
X39.08 Exposure to other natural radiation
X39.08XA …… initial encounter
X39.08XD …… subsequent encounter
X39.08XS …… sequela
X39.8 Other exposure to forces of nature

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