ICD-10-CM Code X32.XXXD

Exposure to sunlight, subsequent encounter

Version 2020 Billable Code POA Exempt

Valid for Submission

X32.XXXD is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of exposure to sunlight, subsequent encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code X32.XXXD might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acne estivalis, actinic folliculitis, actinic prurigo, acute phototoxic dermatitis, atrophic actinic keratosis, benign neoplasm of skin of scalp, etc The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.

Short Description:Exposure to sunlight, subsequent encounter
Long Description:Exposure to sunlight, subsequent encounter


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

  • Acne estivalis
  • Actinic folliculitis
  • Actinic prurigo
  • Acute phototoxic dermatitis
  • Atrophic actinic keratosis
  • Benign neoplasm of skin of scalp
  • Berloque dermatitis
  • Contact dermatitis due to solar radiation
  • Exposure to excess sunlight
  • Exposure to light
  • Familial actinic prurigo
  • Familial actinic prurigo of lip
  • Hydroa estivale
  • Hypertrophic solar keratosis
  • Multiple actinic keratoses
  • Multiple actinic keratoses involving scalp
  • Overexposure to sun rays
  • Overexposure to visual and ultraviolet light sources
  • Photoaggravated atopic dermatitis
  • Photoaggravated psoriasis
  • Photoaggravation of disorder
  • Photochemotherapy reaction
  • Photosensitization due to sun
  • Phytophotodermatitis
  • Poikiloderma due to photodynamic agent
  • Polymorphous light eruption
  • Polymorphous light eruption
  • Polymorphous light eruption
  • Polymorphous light eruption
  • Polymorphous light eruption
  • Polymorphous light eruption, diffuse erythematous type
  • Polymorphous light eruption, eczematous type
  • Polymorphous light eruption, papular type
  • Polymorphous light eruption, papulovesicular type
  • Polymorphous light eruption, plaque type
  • Secondary idiopathic telangiectasia
  • Solar pruritus
  • Solar pruritus of elbows
  • Solar telangiectasia
  • Solar urticaria
  • Sun-damaged skin on face

Present on Admission (POA)

X32.XXXD 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 X32.XXXD to ICD-9

  • E900.0 - Excessive heat: weather (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Exposure to forces of nature (X30-X39)
      • Exposure to sunlight (X32)

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

Sun Exposure

Ultraviolet (UV) rays are an invisible form of radiation. They can pass through your skin and damage your skin cells. Sunburns are a sign of skin damage. Suntans aren't healthy, either. They appear after the sun's rays have already killed some cells and damaged others. UV rays can cause skin damage during any season or at any temperature. They can also cause eye problems, wrinkles, skin spots, and skin cancer.

To protect yourself

  • Stay out of the sun when it is strongest (between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.)
  • Use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher
  • Wear protective clothing
  • Wear wraparound sunglasses that provide 100 percent UV ray protection
  • Avoid sunlamps and tanning beds

Check your skin regularly for changes in the size, shape, color, or feel of birthmarks, moles, and spots. Such changes are a sign of skin cancer.

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