ICD-10-CM Code W89.0

Exposure to welding light (arc)

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

W89.0 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 welding light (arc). The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:W89.0
Short Description:Exposure to welding light (arc)
Long Description:Exposure to welding light (arc)

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

Index of External Cause of Injuries

References found for the code W89.0 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Radiation(exposure to)
      • arc lamps
    • Radiation(exposure to)
      • light sources (man-made visible and ultraviolet)
        • welding light
    • Radiation(exposure to)
      • man-made visible light
        • welding light
    • Radiation(exposure to)
      • ultraviolet (light) (man-made)
        • welding light
    • Radiation(exposure to)
      • welding arc, torch, or light

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