ICD-10-CM Code Y04.8XXA

Assault by other bodily force, initial encounter

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

Y04.8XXA is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of assault by other bodily force, initial encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code Y04.8XXA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like assault with body part, blow with elbow, blow with knee, grasped and twisted by assailant, grasped with arm, grasped with hand, etc

Short Description:Assault by other bodily force, initial encounter
Long Description:Assault by other bodily force, initial encounter


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

  • Assault with body part
  • Blow with elbow
  • Blow with knee
  • Grasped and twisted by assailant
  • Grasped with arm
  • Grasped with hand
  • Held by assailant
  • Pinched
  • Sat on by assailant

Convert Y04.8XXA to ICD-9

  • E960.0 - Unarmed fight or brawl (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)

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