ICD-10-CM Code Y38.9

Terrorism, secondary effects

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Y38.9 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of terrorism, secondary effects. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Short Description:Terrorism, secondary effects
Long Description:Terrorism, secondary effects

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

  • Y38.9X - Terrorism, secondary effects
  • Y38.9X1 - ... public safety official injured
  • Y38.9X1A - ... public safety official injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.9X1D - ... public safety official injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.9X1S - ... public safety official injured, sequela
  • Y38.9X2 - ... civilian injured
  • Y38.9X2A - ... civilian injured, initial encounter
  • Y38.9X2D - ... civilian injured, subsequent encounter
  • Y38.9X2S - ... 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 Y38.9:

  • This code is for use to identify conditions occurring subsequent to a terrorist attack not those that are due to the initial terrorist attack

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