2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X32

Exposure to sunlight

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • X32 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM X32 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of X32 - other international versions of ICD-10 X32 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • X32 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 X32. 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.
  • man-made radiation (tanning bed) (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W89

    Exposure to man-made visible and ultraviolet light

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • exposure to welding light (arc)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • exposure to sunlight (X32)
    W89
    )
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (X32) and the excluded code together.
  • radiation-related disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L55-L59
    ICD-10-CM Range L55-L59

    Radiation-related disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue

    • L55 Sunburn
    • L56 Other acute skin changes due to ultravio...
    • L57 Skin changes due to chronic exposure to ...
    • L58 Radiodermatitis
    • L59 Other disorders of skin and subcutaneous...
    )
The following code(s) above X32 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 X32:
  • V00-Y99
    2019 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
  • 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
Code annotations containing back-references to X32:
  • Type 1 Excludes: V93.2
    , W88
    , W89
    , W90
    , X30
    , X39.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code V93.2

    Heat exposure on board watercraft

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • exposure to man-made heat not aboard watercraft (W92)
    • exposure to natural heat while on board watercraft (X30)
    • exposure to sunlight while on board watercraft (X32)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • burn due to fire on board watercraft (V93.0-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W88

    Exposure to ionizing radiation

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • exposure to sunlight (X32)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W89

    Exposure to man-made visible and ultraviolet light

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • exposure to welding light (arc)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • exposure to sunlight (X32)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W90

    Exposure to other nonionizing radiation

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • exposure to sunlight (X32)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X30

    Exposure to excessive natural heat

      2016 2017 2018 2019 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 X39.0

    Exposure to natural radiation

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • contact with and (suspected) exposure to radon and other naturally occurring radiation (Z77.123)
    • exposure to man-made radiation (W88-W90)
    • exposure to sunlight (X32)
  • Use Additional: L56
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L56

    Other acute skin changes due to ultraviolet radiation

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Use Additional
    • code to identify the source of the ultraviolet radiation (W89, X32)

External Cause Index entries containing back-references to X32:
  • Coup de soleil X32
  • Exposure (to) X58
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X58

    Exposure to other specified factors

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Accident NOS
    • Exposure NOS
  • Forces of nature X39.8
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X39.8

    Other exposure to forces of nature

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    • sunlight X32
  • Overexposure (accidental) (to)
    • sun X32 (sunburn)
  • Radiation (exposure to)
    • light sources (man-made visible and ultraviolet) W89.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W89.9

      Exposure to unspecified man-made visible and ultraviolet light

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      • natural X32
    • ultraviolet (light) (man-made) W89.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W89.9

      Exposure to unspecified man-made visible and ultraviolet light

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      • natural X32
    • sun X32
  • Siriasis X32
  • Sunstroke X32

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To X32
X19.XXXD Contact with other heat and hot substances, subsequent encounter
X19.XXXS Contact with other heat and hot substances, sequela
X30 Exposure to excessive natural heat
X30.XXXA Exposure to excessive natural heat, initial encounter
X30.XXXD Exposure to excessive natural heat, subsequent encounter
X30.XXXS Exposure to excessive natural heat, sequela
X31 Exposure to excessive natural cold
X31.XXXA Exposure to excessive natural cold, initial encounter
X31.XXXD Exposure to excessive natural cold, subsequent encounter
X31.XXXS Exposure to excessive natural cold, sequela
X32 Exposure to sunlight
X32.XXXA Exposure to sunlight, initial encounter
X32.XXXD Exposure to sunlight, subsequent encounter
X32.XXXS Exposure to sunlight, sequela
X34 Earthquake
X34.XXXA Earthquake, initial encounter
X34.XXXD Earthquake, subsequent encounter
X34.XXXS Earthquake, sequela
X35 Volcanic eruption
X35.XXXA Volcanic eruption, initial encounter
X35.XXXD Volcanic eruption, subsequent encounter

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