ICD-10-CM Code X96

Assault by explosive material

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

X96 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of assault by explosive material. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Short Description:Assault by explosive material
Long Description:Assault by explosive material

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

  • X96.0 - Assault by antipersonnel bomb
  • X96.0XXA - Assault by antipersonnel bomb, initial encounter
  • X96.0XXD - Assault by antipersonnel bomb, subsequent encounter
  • X96.0XXS - Assault by antipersonnel bomb, sequela
  • X96.1 - Assault by gasoline bomb
  • X96.1XXA - Assault by gasoline bomb, initial encounter
  • X96.1XXD - Assault by gasoline bomb, subsequent encounter
  • X96.1XXS - Assault by gasoline bomb, sequela
  • X96.2 - Assault by letter bomb
  • X96.2XXA - Assault by letter bomb, initial encounter
  • X96.2XXD - Assault by letter bomb, subsequent encounter
  • X96.2XXS - Assault by letter bomb, sequela
  • X96.3 - Assault by fertilizer bomb
  • X96.3XXA - Assault by fertilizer bomb, initial encounter
  • X96.3XXD - Assault by fertilizer bomb, subsequent encounter
  • X96.3XXS - Assault by fertilizer bomb, sequela
  • X96.4 - Assault by pipe bomb
  • X96.4XXA - Assault by pipe bomb, initial encounter
  • X96.4XXD - Assault by pipe bomb, subsequent encounter
  • X96.4XXS - Assault by pipe bomb, sequela
  • X96.8 - Assault by other specified explosive
  • X96.8XXA - Assault by other specified explosive, initial encounter
  • X96.8XXD - Assault by other specified explosive, subsequent encounter
  • X96.8XXS - Assault by other specified explosive, sequela
  • X96.9 - Assault by unspecified explosive
  • X96.9XXA - Assault by unspecified explosive, initial encounter
  • X96.9XXD - Assault by unspecified explosive, subsequent encounter
  • X96.9XXS - Assault by unspecified explosive, 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 X96:

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • incendiary device X97
  • terrorism involving explosive material Y38.2

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 X96

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)
    • Assault (X92-Y09)
      • Assault by explosive material (X96)

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