ICD-10-CM Code X39.8XXS

Other exposure to forces of nature, sequela

Version 2020 Billable Code POA Exempt

Valid for Submission

X39.8XXS is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other exposure to forces of nature, sequela. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code X39.8XXS might also be used to specify conditions or terms like accident caused by brief heavy rainfall, accident caused by earth surface movement, accident caused by high wind, accident caused by movement of earth's crust, accident caused by rainfall, accident caused by surface earth or water movement, etc The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.

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

Synonyms

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

  • Accident caused by brief heavy rainfall
  • Accident caused by earth surface movement
  • Accident caused by high wind
  • Accident caused by movement of earth's crust
  • Accident caused by rainfall
  • Accident caused by surface earth or water movement
  • Accident due to abandonment or neglect of helpless person
  • Accident due to exposure to excessive humidity
  • Accident due to exposure to humidity
  • Accident due to exposure to weather conditions
  • Accident due to striking by hailstones
  • Exposure to weather conditions resulting from abandonment
  • Fog
  • Late effect of accident due to natural and environmental factors
  • Late effect of accidental injury
  • Nature environment related disease
  • Running water
  • Wind

Present on Admission (POA)

X39.8XXS 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 X39.8XXS to ICD-9

  • E929.5 - Late eff environment acc (Approximate Flag)

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