ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Y63.3

Inadvertent expsr of patient to radiation during med care

Diagnosis Code Y63.3

ICD-10: Y63.3
Short Description: Inadvertent expsr of patient to radiation during med care
Long Description: Inadvertent exposure of patient to radiation during medical care
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Y63.3

Valid for Submission
The code Y63.3 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Complications of medical and surgical care (Y62-Y84)
      • Failure in dosage during surgical and medical care (Y63)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • E873.3 - Inadv radiat exp-medical

Index of External Cause of Injuries
References found for the code Y63.3 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Misadventure(s) to patient(s) during surgical or medical care
      • inadvertent exposure of patient to radiation
    • Radiation(exposure to)
      • inadvertent exposure of patient (receiving test or therapy)

Information for Patients


Radiation Exposure

Radiation is energy that travels in the form of waves or high-speed particles. It occurs naturally in sunlight. Man-made radiation is used in X-rays, nuclear weapons, nuclear power plants and cancer treatment.

If you are exposed to small amounts of radiation over a long time, it raises your risk of cancer. It can also cause mutations in your genes, which you could pass on to any children you have after the exposure. A lot of radiation over a short period, such as from a radiation emergency, can cause burns or radiation sickness. Symptoms of radiation sickness include nausea, weakness, hair loss, skin burns and reduced organ function. If the exposure is large enough, it can cause premature aging or even death. You may be able to take medicine to reduce the radioactive material in your body.

Environmental Protection Agency

  • Radiation sickness (Medical Encyclopedia)


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