ICD-10-CM Code W93.8XXD

Exposure to other excessive cold of man-made origin, subsequent encounter

Version 2020 Billable Code POA Exempt

Valid for Submission

W93.8XXD is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of exposure to other excessive cold of man-made origin, subsequent encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code W93.8XXD might also be used to specify conditions or terms like accident due to cold from man-made ice or accident due to cold of man-made origin or accident due to cold of man-made origin. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.

ICD-10:W93.8XXD
Short Description:Exposure to oth excessive cold of man-made origin, subs
Long Description:Exposure to other excessive cold of man-made origin, subsequent encounter

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Accident due to cold from man-made ice
  • Accident due to cold of man-made origin
  • Accident due to cold of man-made origin

Present on Admission (POA)

W93.8XXD is exempt from POA reporting - The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement. Review other POA exempt codes here .

CMS POA Indicator Options and Definitions
POA Indicator CodePOA Reason for CodeCMS will pay the CC/MCC DRG?
YDiagnosis was present at time of inpatient admission.YES
NDiagnosis was not present at time of inpatient admission.NO
UDocumentation insufficient to determine if the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.NO
WClinically undetermined - unable to clinically determine whether the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.YES
1Unreported/Not used - Exempt from POA reporting. NO

Convert W93.8XXD to ICD-9

  • E901.8 - Excessive cold NEC (Approximate Flag)

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

Information for Patients


Hypothermia

Cold weather can affect your body in different ways. You can get frostbite, which is an injury to the body that is caused by freezing. Your body can also lose heat faster than you can produce it. That can cause hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature. It can make you sleepy, confused, and clumsy. Because it happens gradually and affects your thinking, you may not realize you need help. That makes it especially dangerous. A body temperature below 95° F is a medical emergency and can lead to death if not treated promptly.

Anyone who spends much time outdoors in cold weather can get hypothermia. You can also get it from being cold and wet, or under cold water for too long. Babies and old people are especially at risk. Babies can get it from sleeping in a cold room.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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