ICD-10-CM Code Y38.3X

Terrorism involving fires, conflagration and hot substances

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Y38.3X is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of terrorism involving fires, conflagration and hot substances. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Short Description:Terrorism involving fires, conflagration and hot substances
Long Description:Terrorism involving fires, conflagration and hot substances

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

  • Y38.3X1 - ... public safety official injured
  • Y38.3X1A - ... public safety official injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.3X1D - ... public safety official injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.3X1S - ... public safety official injured, sequela
  • Y38.3X2 - ... civilian injured
  • Y38.3X2A - ... civilian injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.3X2D - ... civilian injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.3X2S - ... civilian injured, sequela
  • Y38.3X3 - ... terrorist injured
  • Y38.3X3A - ... terrorist injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.3X3D - ... terrorist injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.3X3S - ... terrorist injured, sequela

Index of External Cause of Injuries

References found for the code Y38.3X in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Terrorism(involving)
      • conflagration
    • Terrorism(involving)
      • fire
    • Terrorism(involving)
      • hot substances

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

Information for Patients


A burn is damage to your body's tissues caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight, or radiation. Scalds from hot liquids and steam, building fires and flammable liquids and gases are the most common causes of burns. Another kind is an inhalation injury, caused by breathing smoke.

There are three types of burns:

  • First-degree burns damage only the outer layer of skin
  • Second-degree burns damage the outer layer and the layer underneath
  • Third-degree burns damage or destroy the deepest layer of skin and tissues underneath

Burns can cause swelling, blistering, scarring and, in serious cases, shock, and even death. They also can lead to infections because they damage your skin's protective barrier. Treatment for burns depends on the cause of the burn, how deep it is, and how much of the body it covers. Antibiotic creams can prevent or treat infections. For more serious burns, treatment may be needed to clean the wound, replace the skin, and make sure the patient has enough fluids and nutrition.

NIH: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

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