Valid for Submission
W90.0XXS is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of exposure to radiofrequency, sequela. The code W90.0XXS is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code W90.0XXS might also be used to specify conditions or terms like overexposure to radar radiation, overexposure to radiation, overexposure to radioactive isotopes, overexposure to radiofrequency radiation or overexposure to radiopharmaceuticals. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
W90.0XXS is a sequela code, includes a 7th character and should be used for complications that arise as a direct result of a condition like exposure to radiofrequency. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines a "sequela" code should be used for chronic or residual conditions that are complications of an initial acute disease, illness or injury. The most common sequela is pain. Usually, two diagnosis codes are needed when reporting sequela. The first code describes the nature of the sequela while the second code describes the sequela or late effect.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Overexposure to radar radiation
- Overexposure to radiation
- Overexposure to radioactive isotopes
- Overexposure to radiofrequency radiation
- Overexposure to radiopharmaceuticals
Present on Admission (POA)
Convert W90.0XXS to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code W90.0XXS 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
Also called: EMFs
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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