Valid for Submission
W89.8XXA is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of exposure to other man-made visible and ultraviolet light, initial encounter. The code W89.8XXA is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code W89.8XXA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like adverse reactions to uvb phototherapy, exposure to light, exposure to man-made ultraviolet light, overexposure to black light source, overexposure to visual and ultraviolet light sources , phototherapy complication, etc. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
W89.8XXA is an initial encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used while the patient is receiving active treatment for a condition like exposure to other man-made visible and ultraviolet light. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines an "initial encounter" doesn't necessarily means "initial visit". The 7th character should be used when the patient is undergoing active treatment regardless if new or different providers saw the patient over the course of a treatment. The appropriate 7th character codes should also be used even if the patient delayed seeking treatment for a condition.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Adverse reactions to UVB phototherapy
- Exposure to light
- Exposure to man-made ultraviolet light
- Overexposure to black light source
- Overexposure to visual and ultraviolet light sources
- Phototherapy complication
- Phototherapy complication
- Skin disorder due to phototherapy
- UVB phototherapy burn
Present on Admission (POA)
Convert W89.8XXA to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code W89.8XXA its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Electric and magnetic fields (EMFs), also called radiation, are areas of energy that surround electrical devices. Everyday sources of EMFs include
- Power lines
- Electrical wiring
- Microwave ovens
- Cell phones
Some people worry about EMF exposure and cancer. Some studies have found a link between EMF exposure and a higher risk of childhood leukemia, but other studies have not. Other studies have not found proof that EMF exposure causes other childhood cancers. Studies in adults did not prove that EMF exposure causes cancer.
Some people worry that cell (wireless) phones cause cancer or other health problems. The phones do give off radiofrequency energy (RF), a form of electromagnetic radiation. So far, scientific evidence has not found a link between cell phone use and health problems in humans. However, scientists need to do more research on this before they can say for sure. If you are worried about avoiding any possible risks, you can limit your exposure by
- Reducing the amount of time you spend using your cell phone
- Use speaker mode or a headset to place more distance between your head and the cell phone
NIH: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
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