ICD-10-CM Code Y38.81

Terrorism involving suicide bomber

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Y38.81 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 suicide bomber. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Y38.81
Short Description:Terrorism involving suicide bomber
Long Description:Terrorism involving suicide bomber

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

  • Y38.811 - ... public safety official injured
  • Y38.811A - ... public safety official injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.811D - ... public safety official injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.811S - ... public safety official injured, sequela
  • Y38.812 - ... civilian injured
  • Y38.812A - ... civilian injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.812D - ... civilian injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.812S - ... civilian injured, sequela

Index of External Cause of Injuries

References found for the code Y38.81 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Terrorism(involving)
      • suicide bomber

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