ICD-10-CM Code X93.XXXA

Assault by handgun discharge, initial encounter

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

X93.XXXA is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of assault by handgun discharge, initial encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code X93.XXXA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like assault by firearms or assault by handgun or assault by pistol or assault by revolver.

Short Description:Assault by handgun discharge, initial encounter
Long Description:Assault by handgun discharge, initial encounter


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

  • Assault by firearms
  • Assault by handgun
  • Assault by pistol
  • Assault by revolver

Convert X93.XXXA to ICD-9

  • E965.0 - Assault-handgun (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Assault (X92-Y09)
      • Assault by handgun discharge (X93)

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