2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W42.9XXS

Exposure to other noise, sequela

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • W42.9XXS is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM W42.9XXS became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of W42.9XXS - other international versions of ICD-10 W42.9XXS may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • W42.9XXS describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
The following code(s) above W42.9XXS 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 W42.9XXS:
  • V00-Y99
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range V00-Y99

    External causes of morbidity

    • 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
  • W20-W49
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range W20-W49

    Exposure to inanimate mechanical forces

    Type 1 Excludes
    • assault (X92-Y09)
    • contact or collision with animals or persons (W50-W64)
    • exposure to inanimate mechanical forces involving military or war operations (Y36.-, Y37.-)
    • intentional self-harm (X71-X83)
    Exposure to inanimate mechanical forces
  • W42.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W42.9

    Exposure to other noise

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Exposure to sound waves NOS
    Exposure to other noise
Present On Admission
POA Help
"Present On Admission" is defined as present at the time the order for inpatient admission occurs — conditions that develop during an outpatient encounter, including emergency department, observation, or outpatient surgery, are considered POA.
  • W42.9XXS is considered exempt from POA reporting.

Convert W42.9XXS to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To W42.9XXS
W40.9XXD …… subsequent encounter
W40.9XXS …… sequela
W42 Exposure to noise
W42.0 Exposure to supersonic waves
W42.0XXA …… initial encounter
W42.0XXD …… subsequent encounter
W42.0XXS …… sequela
W42.9 Exposure to other noise
W42.9XXA …… initial encounter
W42.9XXD …… subsequent encounter
W42.9XXS …… sequela
W45 Foreign body or object entering through skin
W45.0 Nail entering through skin
W45.0XXA …… initial encounter
W45.0XXD …… subsequent encounter
W45.0XXS …… sequela
W45.8 Other foreign body or object entering through skin
W45.8XXA …… initial encounter
W45.8XXD …… subsequent encounter
W45.8XXS …… sequela
W46 Contact with hypodermic needle

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.