ICD-10-CM Code W86.8XXD

Exposure to other electric current, subsequent encounter

Version 2020 Billable Code POA Exempt

Valid for Submission

W86.8XXD is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of exposure to other electric current, subsequent encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code W86.8XXD might also be used to specify conditions or terms like accident caused by central electric current, accident caused by electric current, accident caused by electric wiring or appliance, accident caused by electric wiring or appliance in public building, accident caused by electric wiring or appliance in residential institution, accident caused by electric wiring or appliance in school, etc The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.

ICD-10:W86.8XXD
Short Description:Exposure to other electric current, subsequent encounter
Long Description:Exposure to other electric current, subsequent encounter

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Accident caused by central electric current
  • Accident caused by electric current
  • Accident caused by electric wiring or appliance
  • Accident caused by electric wiring or appliance in public building
  • Accident caused by electric wiring or appliance in residential institution
  • Accident caused by electric wiring or appliance in school
  • Accident caused by electric wiring or appliance on farm
  • Accident caused by electric wiring or appliance outdoors
  • Exposure to accidental electric arc
  • Exposure to electric current
  • Exposure to electric current, with passage of current through tissue
  • Exposure to heat flash
  • Injury due to electrical exposure
  • Microshock
  • Non-fatal electric current effects
  • Power line electric accident

Present on Admission (POA)

W86.8XXD is exempt from POA reporting - 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. Review other POA exempt codes here .

CMS POA Indicator Options and Definitions
POA Indicator CodePOA Reason for CodeCMS will pay the CC/MCC DRG?
YDiagnosis was present at time of inpatient admission.YES
NDiagnosis was not present at time of inpatient admission.NO
UDocumentation insufficient to determine if the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.NO
WClinically undetermined - unable to clinically determine whether the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.YES
1Unreported/Not used - Exempt from POA reporting. NO

Convert W86.8XXD to ICD-9

  • E925.8 - Electric current acc NEC (Approximate Flag)

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


Electrical Injuries

When you come in direct contact with electricity, it can pass through your body and cause injuries. These electrical injuries can be external or internal. You may have one or both types. External injuries are skin burns. Internal injuries include damage to your organs, bones, muscles, and nerves. You could also have abnormal heart rhythms and cardiac arrest.

How bad your injuries are depends on how strong the electric current was, what type of current it was, how it moved through your body, and how long you were exposed. Other factors include how healthy you are, and how quickly you get treatment.

Causes of electrical injuries include

  • Lightning strikes
  • Faulty electrical appliances
  • Work-related exposures
  • Contact with household wiring or power lines
  • Accidents in small children, when they bite or suck on electrical cords, or stick objects in outlets

If you get an electrical injury, you should see a doctor. You may have internal damage and not realize it.


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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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