ICD-10-CM Code W89

Exposure to man-made visible and ultraviolet light

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

W89 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 man-made visible and ultraviolet light. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:W89
Short Description:Exposure to man-made visible and ultraviolet light
Long Description:Exposure to man-made visible and ultraviolet light

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

  • W89.0 - Exposure to welding light (arc)
  • W89.0XXA - Exposure to welding light (arc), initial encounter
  • W89.0XXD - Exposure to welding light (arc), subsequent encounter
  • W89.0XXS - Exposure to welding light (arc), sequela
  • W89.1 - Exposure to tanning bed
  • W89.1XXA - Exposure to tanning bed, initial encounter
  • W89.1XXD - Exposure to tanning bed, subsequent encounter
  • W89.1XXS - Exposure to tanning bed, sequela
  • W89.8 - Exposure to other man-made visible and ultraviolet light
  • W89.8XXA - Exposure to other man-made visible and ultraviolet light, initial encounter
  • W89.8XXD - Exposure to other man-made visible and ultraviolet light, subsequent encounter
  • W89.8XXS - Exposure to other man-made visible and ultraviolet light, sequela
  • W89.9 - Exposure to unspecified man-made visible and ultraviolet light
  • W89.9XXA - Exposure to unspecified man-made visible and ultraviolet light, initial encounter
  • W89.9XXD - Exposure to unspecified man-made visible and ultraviolet light, subsequent encounter
  • W89.9XXS - Exposure to unspecified man-made visible and ultraviolet light, sequela

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code W89:

Includes

Includes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
  • exposure to welding light (arc)

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • exposure to sunlight X32

7th Character Note

7th Character Note
Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.
  • The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from category W89

7th Character

7th Character
Indicates that a seventh character is to be assigned to codes in a subcategory.
  • A - initial encounter
  • D - subsequent encounter
  • S - sequela

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 man-made visible and ultraviolet light (W89)

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