ICD-10-CM Code X37

Cataclysmic storm

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

X37 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of cataclysmic storm. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Short Description:Cataclysmic storm
Long Description:Cataclysmic storm

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

  • X37.0 - Hurricane
  • X37.0XXA - Hurricane, initial encounter
  • X37.0XXD - Hurricane, subsequent encounter
  • X37.0XXS - Hurricane, sequela
  • X37.1 - Tornado
  • X37.1XXA - Tornado, initial encounter
  • X37.1XXD - Tornado, subsequent encounter
  • X37.1XXS - Tornado, sequela
  • X37.2 - Blizzard (snow)(ice)
  • X37.2XXA - Blizzard (snow)(ice), initial encounter
  • X37.2XXD - Blizzard (snow)(ice), subsequent encounter
  • X37.2XXS - Blizzard (snow)(ice), sequela
  • X37.3 - Dust storm
  • X37.3XXA - Dust storm, initial encounter
  • X37.3XXD - Dust storm, subsequent encounter
  • X37.3XXS - Dust storm, sequela
  • X37.4 - Tidalwave
  • X37.41 - Tidal wave due to earthquake or volcanic eruption
  • X37.41XA - Tidal wave due to earthquake or volcanic eruption, initial encounter
  • X37.41XD - Tidal wave due to earthquake or volcanic eruption, subsequent encounter
  • X37.41XS - Tidal wave due to earthquake or volcanic eruption, sequela
  • X37.42 - Tidal wave due to storm
  • X37.42XA - Tidal wave due to storm, initial encounter
  • X37.42XD - Tidal wave due to storm, subsequent encounter
  • X37.42XS - Tidal wave due to storm, sequela
  • X37.43 - Tidal wave due to landslide
  • X37.43XA - Tidal wave due to landslide, initial encounter
  • X37.43XD - Tidal wave due to landslide, subsequent encounter
  • X37.43XS - Tidal wave due to landslide, sequela
  • X37.8 - Other cataclysmic storms
  • X37.8XXA - Other cataclysmic storms, initial encounter
  • X37.8XXD - Other cataclysmic storms, subsequent encounter
  • X37.8XXS - Other cataclysmic storms, sequela
  • X37.9 - Unspecified cataclysmic storm
  • X37.9XXA - Unspecified cataclysmic storm, initial encounter
  • X37.9XXD - Unspecified cataclysmic storm, subsequent encounter
  • X37.9XXS - Unspecified cataclysmic storm, sequela

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 X37:

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 each code from category X37

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

Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Exposure to forces of nature (X30-X39)
      • Cataclysmic storm (X37)

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