Sunlight exposure confusion

andersont

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I was just given the codes X32.XXXA, X32.XXXD

My question is, where do I find the code in the ICD-10 book? I am unfamiliar with all the X's and how does one know to use the X's? When I look it up in the tabular it states X32 and shows the A, D and S. Nothing about the X's

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CodingKing

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It also says (The appropriate 7th character is to be added to code X32)


The X's are place holders since there is no 4th, 5th or 6th digit option

See ICD-10-CM guideline I.A.4

Placeholder character
The ICD-10-CM utilizes a placeholder character “X”. The “X” is used as a placeholder at certain codes to allow for future expansion. An example of this is at the poisoning, adverse effect and underdosing codes, categories T36-T50. Where a placeholder exists, the X must be used in order for the code to be considered a valid code.
 
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