ICD-10-CM Code W86.0

Exposure to domestic wiring and appliances

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

W86.0 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of exposure to domestic wiring and appliances. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:W86.0
Short Description:Exposure to domestic wiring and appliances
Long Description:Exposure to domestic wiring and appliances

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

Index of External Cause of Injuries

References found for the code W86.0 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Exposure(to)
      • electric current
        • appliance (faulty)
          • domestic
    • Exposure(to)
      • electric current
        • motor (electric) (faulty)
          • domestic
    • Exposure(to)
      • electric current
        • specified NEC
          • domestic
    • Shock
      • from electric appliance (any) (faulty)
        • domestic

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 specified electric current (W86)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Wounds and Injuries

An injury is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries can happen at work or play, indoors or outdoors, driving a car, or walking across the street.

Wounds are injuries that break the skin or other body tissues. They include cuts, scrapes, scratches, and punctured skin. They often happen because of an accident, but surgery, sutures, and stitches also cause wounds. Minor wounds usually aren't serious, but it is important to clean them. Serious and infected wounds may require first aid followed by a visit to your doctor. You should also seek attention if the wound is deep, you cannot close it yourself, you cannot stop the bleeding or get the dirt out, or it does not heal.

Other common types of injuries include

  • Animal bites
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Dislocations
  • Electrical injuries
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains

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