ICD-10-CM Code X39.01

Exposure to radon

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

X39.01 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 radon. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:X39.01
Short Description:Exposure to radon
Long Description:Exposure to radon

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

Index of External Cause of Injuries

References found for the code X39.01 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Forces of nature
      • radiation (natural)
        • radon
    • Forces of nature
      • radon
    • Radiation(exposure to)
      • natural NEC
        • radon

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

Information for Patients


Radon

You can't see radon. And you can't smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in your home. Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.

There are low levels of radon outdoors. Indoors, there can be high levels. Radon can enter homes and buildings through cracks in floors, walls, or foundations. Radon can also be in your water, especially well water. Testing is the only way to know if your home has elevated radon levels. It is inexpensive and easy. You can buy a test kit at most hardware stores or hire someone to do a test. Radon reduction systems can bring the amount of radon down to a safe level. The cost depends on the size and design of your home.


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