ICD-10-CM Code W93.1

Contact with or inhalation of liquid air

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

W93.1 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of contact with or inhalation of liquid air. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Short Description:Contact with or inhalation of liquid air
Long Description:Contact with or inhalation of liquid air

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

  • W93.11 - Contact with liquid air
  • W93.11XA - Contact with liquid air, initial encounter
  • W93.11XD - Contact with liquid air, subsequent encounter
  • W93.11XS - Contact with liquid air, sequela
  • W93.12 - Inhalation of liquid air
  • W93.12XA - Inhalation of liquid air, initial encounter
  • W93.12XD - Inhalation of liquid air, subsequent encounter
  • W93.12XS - Inhalation of liquid air, 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 excessive cold of man-made origin (W93)

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