ICD-10-CM Code Y38

Terrorism

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Y38 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of terrorism. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Y38
Short Description:Terrorism
Long Description:Terrorism

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

  • Y38.0 - Terrorism involving explosion of marine weapons
  • Y38.0X - Terrorism involving explosion of marine weapons
  • Y38.0X1 - Terrorism involving explosion of marine weapons, public safety official injured
  • Y38.0X1A - Terrorism involving explosion of marine weapons, public safety official injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.0X1D - Terrorism involving explosion of marine weapons, public safety official injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.0X1S - Terrorism involving explosion of marine weapons, public safety official injured, sequela
  • Y38.0X2 - Terrorism involving explosion of marine weapons, civilian injured
  • Y38.0X2A - Terrorism involving explosion of marine weapons, civilian injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.0X2D - Terrorism involving explosion of marine weapons, civilian injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.0X2S - Terrorism involving explosion of marine weapons, civilian injured, sequela
  • Y38.0X3 - Terrorism involving explosion of marine weapons, terrorist injured
  • Y38.0X3A - Terrorism involving explosion of marine weapons, terrorist injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.0X3D - Terrorism involving explosion of marine weapons, terrorist injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.0X3S - Terrorism involving explosion of marine weapons, terrorist injured, sequela
  • Y38.1 - Terrorism involving destruction of aircraft
  • Y38.1X - Terrorism involving destruction of aircraft
  • Y38.1X1 - Terrorism involving destruction of aircraft, public safety official injured
  • Y38.1X1A - Terrorism involving destruction of aircraft, public safety official injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.1X1D - Terrorism involving destruction of aircraft, public safety official injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.1X1S - Terrorism involving destruction of aircraft, public safety official injured, sequela
  • Y38.1X2 - Terrorism involving destruction of aircraft, civilian injured
  • Y38.1X2A - Terrorism involving destruction of aircraft, civilian injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.1X2D - Terrorism involving destruction of aircraft, civilian injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.1X2S - Terrorism involving destruction of aircraft, civilian injured, sequela
  • Y38.1X3 - Terrorism involving destruction of aircraft, terrorist injured
  • Y38.1X3A - Terrorism involving destruction of aircraft, terrorist injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.1X3D - Terrorism involving destruction of aircraft, terrorist injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.1X3S - Terrorism involving destruction of aircraft, terrorist injured, sequela
  • Y38.2 - Terrorism involving other explosions and fragments
  • Y38.2X - Terrorism involving other explosions and fragments
  • Y38.2X1 - Terrorism involving other explosions and fragments, public safety official injured
  • Y38.2X1A - Terrorism involving other explosions and fragments, public safety official injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.2X1D - Terrorism involving other explosions and fragments, public safety official injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.2X1S - Terrorism involving other explosions and fragments, public safety official injured, sequela
  • Y38.2X2 - Terrorism involving other explosions and fragments, civilian injured
  • Y38.2X2A - Terrorism involving other explosions and fragments, civilian injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.2X2D - Terrorism involving other explosions and fragments, civilian injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.2X2S - Terrorism involving other explosions and fragments, civilian injured, sequela
  • Y38.2X3 - Terrorism involving other explosions and fragments, terrorist injured
  • Y38.2X3A - Terrorism involving other explosions and fragments, terrorist injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.2X3D - Terrorism involving other explosions and fragments, terrorist injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.2X3S - Terrorism involving other explosions and fragments, terrorist injured, sequela
  • Y38.3 - Terrorism involving fires, conflagration and hot substances
  • Y38.3X - Terrorism involving fires, conflagration and hot substances
  • Y38.3X1 - Terrorism involving fires, conflagration and hot substances, public safety official injured
  • Y38.3X1A - Terrorism involving fires, conflagration and hot substances, public safety official injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.3X1D - Terrorism involving fires, conflagration and hot substances, public safety official injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.3X1S - Terrorism involving fires, conflagration and hot substances, public safety official injured, sequela
  • Y38.3X2 - Terrorism involving fires, conflagration and hot substances, civilian injured
  • Y38.3X2A - Terrorism involving fires, conflagration and hot substances, civilian injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.3X2D - Terrorism involving fires, conflagration and hot substances, civilian injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.3X2S - Terrorism involving fires, conflagration and hot substances, civilian injured, sequela
  • Y38.3X3 - Terrorism involving fires, conflagration and hot substances, terrorist injured
  • Y38.3X3A - Terrorism involving fires, conflagration and hot substances, terrorist injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.3X3D - Terrorism involving fires, conflagration and hot substances, terrorist injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.3X3S - Terrorism involving fires, conflagration and hot substances, terrorist injured, sequela
  • Y38.4 - Terrorism involving firearms
  • Y38.4X - Terrorism involving firearms
  • Y38.4X1 - Terrorism involving firearms, public safety official injured
  • Y38.4X1A - Terrorism involving firearms, public safety official injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.4X1D - Terrorism involving firearms, public safety official injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.4X1S - Terrorism involving firearms, public safety official injured, sequela
  • Y38.4X2 - Terrorism involving firearms, civilian injured
  • Y38.4X2A - Terrorism involving firearms, civilian injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.4X2D - Terrorism involving firearms, civilian injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.4X2S - Terrorism involving firearms, civilian injured, sequela
  • Y38.4X3 - Terrorism involving firearms, terrorist injured
  • Y38.4X3A - Terrorism involving firearms, terrorist injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.4X3D - Terrorism involving firearms, terrorist injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.4X3S - Terrorism involving firearms, terrorist injured, sequela
  • Y38.5 - Terrorism involving nuclear weapons
  • Y38.5X - Terrorism involving nuclear weapons
  • Y38.5X1 - Terrorism involving nuclear weapons, public safety official injured
  • Y38.5X1A - Terrorism involving nuclear weapons, public safety official injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.5X1D - Terrorism involving nuclear weapons, public safety official injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.5X1S - Terrorism involving nuclear weapons, public safety official injured, sequela
  • Y38.5X2 - Terrorism involving nuclear weapons, civilian injured
  • Y38.5X2A - Terrorism involving nuclear weapons, civilian injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.5X2D - Terrorism involving nuclear weapons, civilian injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.5X2S - Terrorism involving nuclear weapons, civilian injured, sequela
  • Y38.5X3 - Terrorism involving nuclear weapons, terrorist injured
  • Y38.5X3A - Terrorism involving nuclear weapons, terrorist injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.5X3D - Terrorism involving nuclear weapons, terrorist injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.5X3S - Terrorism involving nuclear weapons, terrorist injured, sequela
  • Y38.6 - Terrorism involving biological weapons
  • Y38.6X - Terrorism involving biological weapons
  • Y38.6X1 - Terrorism involving biological weapons, public safety official injured
  • Y38.6X1A - Terrorism involving biological weapons, public safety official injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.6X1D - Terrorism involving biological weapons, public safety official injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.6X1S - Terrorism involving biological weapons, public safety official injured, sequela
  • Y38.6X2 - Terrorism involving biological weapons, civilian injured
  • Y38.6X2A - Terrorism involving biological weapons, civilian injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.6X2D - Terrorism involving biological weapons, civilian injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.6X2S - Terrorism involving biological weapons, civilian injured, sequela
  • Y38.6X3 - Terrorism involving biological weapons, terrorist injured
  • Y38.6X3A - Terrorism involving biological weapons, terrorist injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.6X3D - Terrorism involving biological weapons, terrorist injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.6X3S - Terrorism involving biological weapons, terrorist injured, sequela
  • Y38.7 - Terrorism involving chemical weapons
  • Y38.7X - Terrorism involving chemical weapons
  • Y38.7X1 - Terrorism involving chemical weapons, public safety official injured
  • Y38.7X1A - Terrorism involving chemical weapons, public safety official injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.7X1D - Terrorism involving chemical weapons, public safety official injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.7X1S - Terrorism involving chemical weapons, public safety official injured, sequela
  • Y38.7X2 - Terrorism involving chemical weapons, civilian injured
  • Y38.7X2A - Terrorism involving chemical weapons, civilian injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.7X2D - Terrorism involving chemical weapons, civilian injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.7X2S - Terrorism involving chemical weapons, civilian injured, sequela
  • Y38.7X3 - Terrorism involving chemical weapons, terrorist injured
  • Y38.7X3A - Terrorism involving chemical weapons, terrorist injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.7X3D - Terrorism involving chemical weapons, terrorist injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.7X3S - Terrorism involving chemical weapons, terrorist injured, sequela
  • Y38.8 - Terrorism involving other and unspecified means
  • Y38.80 - Terrorism involving unspecified means
  • Y38.80XA - Terrorism involving unspecified means, initial encounter
  • Y38.80XD - Terrorism involving unspecified means, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.80XS - Terrorism involving unspecified means, sequela
  • Y38.81 - Terrorism involving suicide bomber
  • Y38.811 - Terrorism involving suicide bomber, public safety official injured
  • Y38.811A - Terrorism involving suicide bomber, public safety official injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.811D - Terrorism involving suicide bomber, public safety official injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.811S - Terrorism involving suicide bomber, public safety official injured, sequela
  • Y38.812 - Terrorism involving suicide bomber, civilian injured
  • Y38.812A - Terrorism involving suicide bomber, civilian injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.812D - Terrorism involving suicide bomber, civilian injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.812S - Terrorism involving suicide bomber, civilian injured, sequela
  • Y38.89 - Terrorism involving other means
  • Y38.891 - Terrorism involving other means, public safety official injured
  • Y38.891A - Terrorism involving other means, public safety official injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.891D - Terrorism involving other means, public safety official injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.891S - Terrorism involving other means, public safety official injured, sequela
  • Y38.892 - Terrorism involving other means, civilian injured
  • Y38.892A - Terrorism involving other means, civilian injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.892D - Terrorism involving other means, civilian injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.892S - Terrorism involving other means, civilian injured, sequela
  • Y38.893 - Terrorism involving other means, terrorist injured
  • Y38.893A - Terrorism involving other means, terrorist injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.893D - Terrorism involving other means, terrorist injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.893S - Terrorism involving other means, terrorist injured, sequela
  • Y38.9 - ... secondary effects
  • Y38.9X - ... secondary effects
  • Y38.9X1 - ... secondary effects, public safety official injured
  • Y38.9X1A - ... secondary effects, public safety official injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.9X1D - ... secondary effects, public safety official injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.9X1S - ... secondary effects, public safety official injured, sequela
  • Y38.9X2 - ... secondary effects, civilian injured
  • Y38.9X2A - ... secondary effects, civilian injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.9X2D - ... secondary effects, civilian injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.9X2S - ... secondary effects, civilian injured, 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 Y38:

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.
  • These codes are for use to identify injuries resulting from the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a Government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objective

Use Additional Code

Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.
  • code for place of occurrence Y92

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 Y38

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

Clinical Information

  • TERRORISM-. the use or threatened use of force or violence against persons or property in violation of criminal laws for purposes of intimidation coercion or ransom in support of political or social objectives.
  • BIOTERRORISM-. the use of biological agents in terrorism. this includes the malevolent use of bacteria; viruses; or other biological toxins against people animals; or plants.
  • CHEMICAL TERRORISM-. the use of chemical agents in terrorism. this includes the malevolent use of nerve agents blood agents blister agents and choking agents noxae.

Code Classification

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

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