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ICD-10-CM Code W88
Exposure to ionizing radiation

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-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-10 from 2011 - 2016

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.


Coding Notes for W88 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-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.


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