Y35.493A - Legal intervention involving other sharp objects, suspect injured, initial encounter

Version 2023
ICD-10:Y35.493A
Short Description:Legal intervnt w oth sharp objects, suspect injured, init
Long Description:Legal intervention involving other sharp objects, suspect injured, initial encounter
Status: Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Legal intervention, operations of war, military operations, and terrorism (Y35-Y38)
      • Legal intervention (Y35)

Y35.493A is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of legal intervention involving other sharp objects, suspect injured, initial encounter. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Y35.493A is an initial encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used while the patient is receiving active treatment for a condition like legal intervention involving other sharp objects suspect injured. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines an "initial encounter" doesn't necessarily means "initial visit". The 7th character should be used when the patient is undergoing active treatment regardless if new or different providers saw the patient over the course of a treatment. The appropriate 7th character codes should also be used even if the patient delayed seeking treatment for a condition.

Approximate Synonyms

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

Convert to ICD-9 Code

Source ICD-10 CodeTarget ICD-9 Code
Y35.493AE974 - Legal interven-cut instr
Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Code History