ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W89.9XXA

Expsr to unsp man-made visible and ultraviolet light, init

Diagnosis Code W89.9XXA

ICD-10: W89.9XXA
Short Description: Expsr to unsp man-made visible and ultraviolet light, init
Long Description: Exposure to unspecified man-made visible and ultraviolet light, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W89.9XXA

Valid for Submission
The code W89.9XXA is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Exposure to electric current, radiation and extreme ambient air temperature and pressure (W85-W99)
      • Exposure to man-made visible and ultraviolet light (W89)

Information for Medical Professionals

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The code W89.9XXA is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Actinic prurigo
  • Actinic reaction
  • Acute effect of ultraviolet radiation on normal skin
  • Acute phototoxic reaction
  • Adverse effect from psoralen and long-wave ultraviolet radiation photochemotherapy
  • Adverse effect from psoralen and long-wave ultraviolet radiation photochemotherapy
  • Contact dermatitis caused by light, except sun
  • Contact dermatitis caused by ultraviolet rays
  • Overexposure to visual and ultraviolet light sources
  • Photocoagulation burn to retina
  • Psoralen and long-wave ultraviolet radiation keratosis
  • Psoralen and long-wave ultraviolet radiation phototherapy burn
  • Ultaviolet B light burn
  • Ultraviolet exposure accident

Information for Patients

Electromagnetic Fields

Also called: EMFs

Electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) are areas of energy that surround electrical devices. Everyday sources of EMFs include

  • Power lines
  • Electrical wiring
  • Microwave ovens
  • Computers
  • Cell phones

Some people worry about EMF exposure and cancer. Some studies have found a link between EMF exposure and a higher risk of childhood leukemia, but other studies have not. Other studies have not found proof that EMF exposure causes other childhood cancers. Studies in adults did not prove that EMF exposure causes cancer.

Some people worry that wireless and cellular phones cause cancer or other health problems. The phones do give off radio-frequency energy (RF), a form of electromagnetic radiation. So far, scientific evidence has not found a link between cell phone use and health problems in humans. However, scientists need to do more research on this before they can say for sure.

NIH: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

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