ICD-10-CM Code X37.1XXA

Tornado, initial encounter

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

X37.1XXA is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of tornado, initial encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code X37.1XXA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like accident caused by cyclone, accident caused by high wind, accident caused by high wind, accident caused by tornado, cyclone, tornado, etc

ICD-10:X37.1XXA
Short Description:Tornado, initial encounter
Long Description:Tornado, initial encounter

Synonyms

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

  • Accident caused by cyclone
  • Accident caused by high wind
  • Accident caused by high wind
  • Accident caused by tornado
  • Cyclone
  • Tornado

Convert X37.1XXA to ICD-9

  • E908.1 - Accident d/t tornado (Approximate Flag)

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

Information for Patients


Tornadoes

Tornadoes are nature's most violent storms. They are rotating, funnel-shaped clouds that extend from a thunderstorm to the ground. Their whirling winds can reach 300 miles per hour. They can strike quickly with little or no warning, devastate a neighborhood in seconds, and leave a path of damage over a mile wide and 50 miles long. Tornadoes can also accompany tropical storms and hurricanes as they move onto land.

Although there are no guarantees of safety during a tornado, 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.

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