ICD-10-CM Code Y22

Handgun discharge, undetermined intent

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Y22 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of handgun discharge, undetermined intent. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Y22
Short Description:Handgun discharge, undetermined intent
Long Description:Handgun discharge, undetermined intent

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

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 Y22:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Discharge of gun for single hand use, undetermined intent
  • Discharge of pistol, undetermined intent
  • Discharge of revolver, undetermined intent

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

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 code Y22

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

Index of External Cause of Injuries

References found for the code Y22 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Discharge(accidental)
      • firearm (accidental)
        • handgun (pistol) (revolver)
          • stated as undetermined whether accidental or intentional
    • Undetermined intent(contact) (exposure)
      • firearm discharge
        • handgun (pistol) (revolver)

Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Event of undetermined intent (Y21-Y33)
      • Handgun discharge, undetermined intent (Y22)

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