ICD-10-CM Code Y38.80XA

Terrorism involving unspecified means, initial encounter

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

Y38.80XA is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of terrorism involving unspecified means, initial encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code Y38.80XA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bioterrorism related event or bioterrorist attack.

Short Description:Terrorism involving unspecified means, initial encounter
Long Description:Terrorism involving unspecified means, initial encounter


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

  • Bioterrorism related event
  • Bioterrorist attack

Convert Y38.80XA to ICD-9

  • E979.8 - Terrorism, NEC/NOS (Approximate Flag)

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