ICD-10-CM Code Y08

Assault by other specified means

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Y08 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 other specified means. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Y08
Short Description:Assault by other specified means
Long Description:Assault by other specified means

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

  • Y08.0 - Assault by strike by sport equipment
  • Y08.01 - Assault by strike by hockey stick
  • Y08.01XA - Assault by strike by hockey stick, initial encounter
  • Y08.01XD - Assault by strike by hockey stick, subsequent encounter
  • Y08.01XS - Assault by strike by hockey stick, sequela
  • Y08.02 - Assault by strike by baseball bat
  • Y08.02XA - Assault by strike by baseball bat, initial encounter
  • Y08.02XD - Assault by strike by baseball bat, subsequent encounter
  • Y08.02XS - Assault by strike by baseball bat, sequela
  • Y08.09 - Assault by strike by other specified type of sport equipment
  • Y08.09XA - Assault by strike by other specified type of sport equipment, initial encounter
  • Y08.09XD - Assault by strike by other specified type of sport equipment, subsequent encounter
  • Y08.09XS - Assault by strike by other specified type of sport equipment, sequela
  • Y08.8 - Assault by other specified means
  • Y08.81 - Assault by crashing of aircraft
  • Y08.81XA - Assault by crashing of aircraft, initial encounter
  • Y08.81XD - Assault by crashing of aircraft, subsequent encounter
  • Y08.81XS - Assault by crashing of aircraft, sequela
  • Y08.89 - Assault by other specified means
  • Y08.89XA - ... initial encounter
  • Y08.89XD - ... subsequent encounter
  • Y08.89XS - ... 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 Y08:

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 Y08

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 other specified means (Y08)

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