ICD-10-CM Code X39.8

Other exposure to forces of nature

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

X39.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other exposure to forces of nature. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:X39.8
Short Description:Other exposure to forces of nature
Long Description:Other exposure to forces of nature

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

Index of External Cause of Injuries

References found for the code X39.8 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Forces of nature
    • Forces of nature
      • specified force NEC
    • Hailstones, injured by
    • Humidity, causing problem
    • Struck(accidentally) by
      • hailstones

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