2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W89

Exposure to man-made visible and ultraviolet light

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • W89 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM W89 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of W89 - other international versions of ICD-10 W89 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • W89 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as W89. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • exposure to sunlight (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X32

    Exposure to sunlight

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • man-made radiation (tanning bed) (W89)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • radiation-related disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L55-L59)
    X32
    )
Includes
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"Includes" further defines, or give examples of, the content of the code or category.
  • exposure to welding light (arc)
The following code(s) above W89 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 W89:
  • V00-Y99
    2020 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
  • W85-W99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range W85-W99

    Exposure to electric current, radiation and extreme ambient air temperature and pressure

    Type 1 Excludes
    • exposure to:
    • failure in dosage of radiation or temperature during surgical and medical care (Y63.2-Y63.5)
    • lightning (T75.0-)
    • natural cold (X31)
    • natural heat (X30)
    • natural radiation NOS (X39)
    • radiological procedure and radiotherapy (Y84.2)
    • sunlight (X32)
    Exposure to electric current, radiation and extreme ambient air temperature and pressure
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
Code annotations containing back-references to W89:
  • Type 1 Excludes: X30
    , X30
    , X32
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X30

    Exposure to excessive natural heat

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Exposure to excessive heat as the cause of sunstroke
    • Exposure to heat NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • excessive heat of man-made origin (W92)
    • exposure to man-made radiation (W89)
    • exposure to sunlight (X32)
    • exposure to tanning bed (W89)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X30

    Exposure to excessive natural heat

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Exposure to excessive heat as the cause of sunstroke
    • Exposure to heat NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • excessive heat of man-made origin (W92)
    • exposure to man-made radiation (W89)
    • exposure to sunlight (X32)
    • exposure to tanning bed (W89)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X32

    Exposure to sunlight

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • man-made radiation (tanning bed) (W89)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • radiation-related disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L55-L59)
  • Use Additional: L57
    , L56
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L57

    Skin changes due to chronic exposure to nonionizing radiation

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Use Additional
    • code to identify the source of the ultraviolet radiation (W89)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L56

    Other acute skin changes due to ultraviolet radiation

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Use Additional
    • code to identify the source of the ultraviolet radiation (W89, X32)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To W89
W88.0XXD …… subsequent encounter
W88.0XXS …… sequela
W88.1 Exposure to radioactive isotopes
W88.1XXA …… initial encounter
W88.1XXD …… subsequent encounter
W88.1XXS …… sequela
W88.8 Exposure to other ionizing radiation
W88.8XXA …… initial encounter
W88.8XXD …… subsequent encounter
W88.8XXS …… sequela
W89 Exposure to man-made visible and ultraviolet light
W89.0 Exposure to welding light (arc)
W89.0XXA …… initial encounter
W89.0XXD …… subsequent encounter
W89.0XXS …… sequela
W89.1 Exposure to tanning bed
W89.1XXA …… initial encounter
W89.1XXD …… subsequent encounter
W89.1XXS …… sequela
W89.8 Exposure to other man-made visible and ultraviolet light
W89.8XXA …… initial encounter

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