ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W90.8XXS

Exposure to other nonionizing radiation, sequela

Diagnosis Code W90.8XXS

ICD-10: W90.8XXS
Short Description: Exposure to other nonionizing radiation, sequela
Long Description: Exposure to other nonionizing radiation, sequela
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W90.8XXS

Valid for Submission
The code W90.8XXS is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Exposure to electric current, radiation and extreme ambient air temperature and pressure (W85-W99)
      • Exposure to other nonionizing radiation (W90)

Information for Medical Professionals

Present on Admission (POA) Additional informationCallout TooltipPresent on Admission
The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

The code W90.8XXS is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Acute radiation enteritis
  • Acute radiation proctitis
  • Chronic effect of ultraviolet radiation on normal skin
  • Chronic radiation proctitis
  • Nail damage
  • Nail damage from external agent
  • Nail damage from microwaves
  • Perforating inflammation of rectum caused by radiation
  • Perforation of rectum
  • Radiation proctitis
  • Radiation thrombophlebitis
  • Senile dermatosis

Information for Patients

Electromagnetic Fields

Also called: EMFs

Electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) are areas of energy that surround electrical devices. Everyday sources of EMFs include

  • Power lines
  • Electrical wiring
  • Microwave ovens
  • Computers
  • Cell phones

Some people worry about EMF exposure and cancer. Some studies have found a link between EMF exposure and a higher risk of childhood leukemia, but other studies have not. Other studies have not found proof that EMF exposure causes other childhood cancers. Studies in adults did not prove that EMF exposure causes cancer.

Some people worry that wireless and cellular phones cause cancer or other health problems. The phones do give off radio-frequency energy (RF), a form of electromagnetic radiation. So far, scientific evidence has not found a link between cell phone use and health problems in humans. However, scientists need to do more research on this before they can say for sure.

NIH: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

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