ICD-10-CM Code X35

Volcanic eruption

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

X35 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of volcanic eruption. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:X35
Short Description:Volcanic eruption
Long Description:Volcanic eruption

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code X35:

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
  • tidal wave tsunami due to volcanic eruption X37.41

7th Character Note

7th Character Note
Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.
  • The appropriate 7th character is to be added to code X35

7th Character

7th Character
Indicates that a seventh character is to be assigned to codes in a subcategory.
  • A - initial encounter
  • D - subsequent encounter
  • S - sequela

Index of External Cause of Injuries

References found for the code X35 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Forces of nature
      • volcanic eruption
    • Victim(of)
      • volcanic eruption
    • Volcanic eruption(any injury)

Clinical Information

  • VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS-. the ash dust gases and lava released by volcanic explosion. the gases are volatile matter composed principally of about 90% water vapor and carbon dioxide sulfur dioxide hydrogen carbon monoxide and nitrogen. the ash or dust is pyroclastic ejecta and lava is molten extrusive material consisting mainly of magnesium silicate. from mcgraw hill dictionary of scientific and technical terms 4th ed

Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Exposure to forces of nature (X30-X39)
      • Volcanic eruption (X35)

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

Information for Patients


Volcanoes

A volcano is a vent in the Earth's crust. Hot rock, steam, poisonous gases, and ash reach the Earth's surface when a volcano erupts. An eruption can also cause earthquakes, mudflows and flash floods, rock falls and landslides, acid rain, fires, and even tsunamis.

Volcanic gas and ash can damage the lungs of small infants, older adults, and people with severe respiratory illnesses. Volcanic ash can affect people hundreds of miles away from the eruption.

Although there are no guarantees of safety during a volcanic eruption, you can take actions to protect yourself. You should have a disaster plan. Being prepared can help reduce fear, anxiety, and losses. If you do experience a disaster, it is normal to feel stressed. You may need help in finding ways to cope.

Federal Emergency Management Agency


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