ICD-10-CM Code Y99.8

Other external cause status

Version 2020 Billable Code POA Exempt

Valid for Submission

Y99.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other external cause status. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code Y99.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like accidental drowning and submersion while engaged in sport or recreational activity without diving equipment or accidental drowning and submersion while hunting, except from boat or with diving equipment or accidental drowning or immersion during recreation or accidental drowning or immersion while fishing from shore, bank or fixed structure or recreation submersion accident. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.

ICD-10:Y99.8
Short Description:Other external cause status
Long Description:Other external cause status

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 Y99.8:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Activity NEC
  • Activity of child or other family member assisting in compensated work of other family member
  • Hobby not done for income
  • Leisure activity
  • Off-duty activity of military personnel
  • Recreation or sport not for income or while a student
  • Student activity

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • civilian activity done for income or compensation Y99.0
  • military activity Y99.1

Index of External Cause of Injuries

References found for the code Y99.8 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • External cause status
      • child assisting in compensated work for family
    • External cause status
      • family member assisting in compensated work for other family member
    • External cause status
      • hobby not done for income
    • External cause status
      • leisure activity
    • External cause status
      • off-duty activity of military personnel
    • External cause status
      • recreation or sport not for income or while a student
    • External cause status
      • specified NEC
    • External cause status
      • student activity
    • Status of external cause
      • child assisting in compensated work for family
    • Status of external cause
      • family member assisting in compensated work for other family member
    • Status of external cause
      • hobby not done for income
    • Status of external cause
      • leisure activity
    • Status of external cause
      • off-duty activity of military personnel
    • Status of external cause
      • recreation or sport not for income or while a student
    • Status of external cause
      • specified NEC
    • Status of external cause
      • student activity

Synonyms

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

  • Accidental drowning and submersion while engaged in sport or recreational activity without diving equipment
  • Accidental drowning and submersion while hunting, except from boat or with diving equipment
  • Accidental drowning or immersion during recreation
  • Accidental drowning or immersion while fishing from shore, bank or fixed structure
  • Recreation submersion accident

Present on Admission (POA)

Y99.8 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 Y99.8 to ICD-9

  • E000.8 - Externl cause status NEC

Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Supplementary factors related to causes of morbidity classified elsewhere (Y90-Y99)
      • External cause status (Y99)

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