ICD-10-CM Code W88
Exposure to ionizing radiation
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code W88 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of W88 that describes the diagnosis 'exposure to ionizing radiation' in more detail.
- W88 Exposure to ionizing radiation NON-BILLABLE
Coding Notes for W88 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Exposure to sunlight - instead, use Code X32
7th Character Extension Notes:
What is 7th Character Extension?For codes less than 6 characters that require a 7th character a placeholder 'X' should be assigned for all characters less than 6. The 7th character must always be the 7th position of a code. E.g. The ICD-10-CM code T67.4 (Heat exhaustion due to salt depletion) requires an Episode of Care identifier. T67.4XXA Initial Encounter or T67.4XXD Subsequent Encounter. More Info
- The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from category See Code W88
ICD-10-CM External Cause Index References for 'W88 - Exposure to ionizing radiation'
The ICD-10-CM External Cause Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code W88. Click on any term below to browse the external cause index.