ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Y37.420

Milt op involving firearms pellets, military personnel

Diagnosis Code Y37.420

ICD-10: Y37.420
Short Description: Milt op involving firearms pellets, military personnel
Long Description: Military operations involving firearms pellets, military personnel
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Y37.420

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The code Y37.420 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Legal intervention, operations of war, military operations, and terrorism (Y35-Y38)
      • Military operations (Y37)

Information for Patients

Veterans and Military Health

Military service members and veterans face some different health issues than civilians. During combat, the main health concerns are life-threatening injuries. These include

  • Shrapnel and gunshot wounds
  • Lost limbs
  • Head and brain injuries

There may also be a risk of health problems from exposure to environmental hazards, such as contaminated water, chemicals, and infections.

Being in combat and being separated from your family can be stressful. The stress can put service members and veterans at risk for mental health problems. These include anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and substance abuse. Suicide can also be a concern.

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