ICD-10-CM Code X37.8XXA

Other cataclysmic storms, initial encounter

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

X37.8XXA is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other cataclysmic storms, initial encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code X37.8XXA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like accident caused by continuing torrential rain or accident caused by rainfall or snowstorm or thunder or torrential rain.

Short Description:Other cataclysmic storms, initial encounter
Long Description:Other cataclysmic storms, 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 continuing torrential rain
  • Accident caused by rainfall
  • Snowstorm
  • Thunder
  • Torrential rain

Convert X37.8XXA to ICD-9

  • E908.8 - Accident d/t storm NEC (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