ICD-10-CM Code X08.8XXA

Exposure to other specified smoke, fire and flames, initial encounter

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

X08.8XXA is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of exposure to other specified smoke, fire and flames, initial encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code X08.8XXA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like accident caused by cigar, accident caused by cigarette, accident caused by fire and flames, accident caused by lamp, accident caused by lighter, accident caused by matches, etc

Short Description:Exposure to oth smoke, fire and flames, init encntr
Long Description:Exposure to other specified smoke, fire and flames, initial encounter


The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Accident caused by cigar
  • Accident caused by cigarette
  • Accident caused by fire and flames
  • Accident caused by lamp
  • Accident caused by lighter
  • Accident caused by matches
  • Accident caused by pipe
  • Accident caused directly by blowtorch
  • Accident caused directly by candle
  • Accident caused directly by gas lamp
  • Accident caused directly by oil lamp
  • Accident caused directly by portable sources of ignition
  • Accident caused directly by pressure lamp
  • Accident caused directly by smoking materials
  • Accident caused directly by welding torch
  • Accident with controlled fire
  • Burn by fire
  • Cigarette burn
  • Conflagration not in building or structure
  • Death by fire
  • Death by immolation
  • Fire in open area
  • Injury due to conflagration secondary to nuclear explosion
  • Injury due to fire from incendiary bomb
  • Injury due to flame-thrower
  • Injury due to nuclear explosion
  • War injuries due to fires and conflagrations
  • War injury due to fire or conflagration from gasoline bomb
  • War injury due to fireball effects of nuclear weapon
  • War injury due to nuclear weapons

Convert X08.8XXA to ICD-9

  • E898.1 - Fire accident NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Exposure to smoke, fire and flames (X00-X08)
      • Exposure to other specified smoke, fire and flames (X08)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020