ICD-10-CM Code W94.23

Exposure to sudden change in air pressure in aircraft during ascent

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

W94.23 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 sudden change in air pressure in aircraft during ascent. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:W94.23
Short Description:Exposure to chng in air pressure in aircraft during ascent
Long Description:Exposure to sudden change in air pressure in aircraft during ascent

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

Index of External Cause of Injuries

References found for the code W94.23 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Air
      • pressure
        • change, rapid
          • during
            • ascent
              • while (in) (surfacing from)
                • aircraft

Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Exposure to electric current, radiation and extreme ambient air temperature and pressure (W85-W99)
      • Expsr to high and low air pressr and changes in air pressure (W94)

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