ICD-10-CM Code Y36.90XA

War operations, unspecified, initial encounter

Version 2020 Billable Code POA Exempt

Valid for Submission

Y36.90XA is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of war operations, unspecified, initial encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code Y36.90XA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like exposure to heat flash, exposure to heat flash due to explosion in war, exposure to heat flash in explosion, injury due to biological warfare, injury due to poison gas weapon, injury due to war operations but occurring after cessation of hostilities, etc The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.

ICD-10:Y36.90XA
Short Description:War operations, unspecified, initial encounter
Long Description:War operations, unspecified, initial encounter

Synonyms

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

  • Exposure to heat flash
  • Exposure to heat flash due to explosion in war
  • Exposure to heat flash in explosion
  • Injury due to biological warfare
  • Injury due to poison gas weapon
  • Injury due to war operations but occurring after cessation of hostilities
  • Injury resulting from operations of war
  • Operations of war
  • War injuries due to bullets and fragments
  • War injuries due to bullets and fragments
  • War injuries due to bullets and fragments
  • War injuries due to explosion of marine weapons
  • War injuries due to fires and conflagrations
  • War injury
  • War injury - face
  • War injury due to accidental explosion of munitions being used in war
  • War injury due to accidental explosion of own weapons
  • War injury due to air blast
  • War injury due to aircraft crash
  • War injury due to airplane burned
  • War injury due to airplane exploded
  • War injury due to airplane shot down
  • War injury due to bayonet
  • War injury due to biological warfare
  • War injury due to blast effects of nuclear weapon
  • War injury due to carbine bullet
  • War injury due to chemical
  • War injury due to crushing by falling airplane
  • War injury due to destruction of aircraft
  • War injury due to explosion in aircraft
  • War injury due to explosion of artillery shell
  • War injury due to explosion of breech block
  • War injury due to explosion of cannon block
  • War injury due to explosion of depth charge explosion
  • War injury due to explosion of marine mine
  • War injury due to explosion of mortar bomb
  • War injury due to explosion of sea-based artillery shell
  • War injury due to explosion of torpedo
  • War injury due to exposure to ionizing radiation from nuclear weapon
  • War injury due to fire in aircraft
  • War injury due to fire or conflagration from gasoline bomb
  • War injury due to fireball effects of nuclear weapon
  • War injury due to fragments from antipersonnel bomb
  • War injury due to fragments from artillery shell
  • War injury due to fragments from grenade
  • War injury due to fragments from guided missile
  • War injury due to fragments from land mine
  • War injury due to fragments from rocket
  • War injury due to fragments from shell
  • War injury due to fragments from shrapnel
  • War injury due to fumes
  • War injury due to gas
  • War injury due to gases, fumes and chemicals
  • War injury due to gases, fumes and chemicals
  • War injury due to gases, fumes and chemicals
  • War injury due to heat from nuclear weapon
  • War injury due to lasers
  • War injury due to machine gun bullet
  • War injury due to nuclear weapons
  • War injury due to nuclear weapons
  • War injury due to nuclear weapons
  • War injury due to nuclear weapons
  • War injury due to rifle pellets
  • War injury due to rubber bullets
  • War injury due to underwater blast
  • War injury, drowned in war operations

Present on Admission (POA)

Y36.90XA is exempt from POA reporting - The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement. Review other POA exempt codes here .

CMS POA Indicator Options and Definitions
POA Indicator CodePOA Reason for CodeCMS will pay the CC/MCC DRG?
YDiagnosis was present at time of inpatient admission.YES
NDiagnosis was not present at time of inpatient admission.NO
UDocumentation insufficient to determine if the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.NO
WClinically undetermined - unable to clinically determine whether the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.YES
1Unreported/Not used - Exempt from POA reporting. NO

Convert Y36.90XA to ICD-9

  • E990.9 - War injury:fire NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Legal intervention, operations of war, military operations, and terrorism (Y35-Y38)
      • Operations of war (Y36)

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