ICD-10 Diagnosis Code X37.2XXA

Blizzard (snow)(ice), initial encounter

Diagnosis Code X37.2XXA

ICD-10: X37.2XXA
Short Description: Blizzard (snow)(ice), initial encounter
Long Description: Blizzard (snow)(ice), initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code X37.2XXA

Valid for Submission
The code X37.2XXA is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Exposure to forces of nature (X30-X39)
      • Cataclysmic storm (X37)

Information for Patients

Winter Weather Emergencies

Severe winter weather can lead to health and safety challenges. You may have to cope with

  • Cold related health problems, including frostbite and hypothermia
  • Household fires and carbon monoxide poisoning from space heaters and fireplaces
  • Unsafe driving conditions from icy roads
  • Power failures
  • Floods after snow and ice melt

Although there are no guarantees of safety during winter weather emergencies, you can take actions to protect yourself. You should have a disaster plan. Being prepared can help reduce fear, anxiety and losses. If you do experience a disaster, it is normal to feel stressed. You may need help in finding ways to cope.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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