ICD-10-CM Code X39

Exposure to other forces of nature

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

X39 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 other forces of nature. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:X39
Short Description:Exposure to other forces of nature
Long Description:Exposure to other forces of nature

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

  • X39.0 - Exposure to natural radiation
  • X39.01 - Exposure to radon
  • X39.01XA - Exposure to radon, initial encounter
  • X39.01XD - Exposure to radon, subsequent encounter
  • X39.01XS - Exposure to radon, sequela
  • X39.08 - Exposure to other natural radiation
  • X39.08XA - Exposure to other natural radiation, initial encounter
  • X39.08XD - Exposure to other natural radiation, subsequent encounter
  • X39.08XS - Exposure to other natural radiation, sequela
  • X39.8 - Other exposure to forces of nature
  • X39.8XXA - Other exposure to forces of nature, initial encounter
  • X39.8XXD - Other exposure to forces of nature, subsequent encounter
  • X39.8XXS - Other exposure to forces of nature, sequela

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code X39:

7th Character Note

7th Character Note
Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.
  • The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from category X39

7th Character

7th Character
Indicates that a seventh character is to be assigned to codes in a subcategory.
  • A - initial encounter
  • D - subsequent encounter
  • S - sequela

Code Classification

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

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