2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W36.3

Explosion and rupture of pressurized-gas tank

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • W36.3 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM W36.3 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of W36.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 W36.3 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • W36.3 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
The following code(s) above W36.3 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to W36.3:
  • V00-Y99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range V00-Y99

    External causes of morbidity

    • This chapter permits the classification of environmental events and circumstances as the cause of injury, and other adverse effects. Where a code from this section is applicable, it is intended that it shall be used secondary to a code from another chapter of the Classification indicating the nature of the condition. Most often, the condition will be classifiable to Chapter 19, Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88). Other conditions that may be stated to be due to external causes are classified in Chapters I to XVIII. For these conditions, codes from Chapter 20 should be used to provide additional information as to the cause of the condition.
    External causes of morbidity
  • W20-W49
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range W20-W49

    Exposure to inanimate mechanical forces

    Type 1 Excludes
    • assault (X92-Y09)
    • contact or collision with animals or persons (W50-W64)
    • exposure to inanimate mechanical forces involving military or war operations (Y36.-, Y37.-)
    • intentional self-harm (X71-X83)
    Exposure to inanimate mechanical forces
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change

External Cause Index entries containing back-references to W36.3:
  • Explosion (accidental) (of) (with secondary fire) W40.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W40.9

    Explosion of unspecified explosive materials

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Explosion NOS
    • gas (coal) (explosive) W40.1
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W40.1

      Explosion of explosive gases

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Explosion of acetylene
      • Explosion of butane
      • Explosion of coal gas
      • Explosion in mine NOS
      • Explosion of explosive gas
      • Explosion of fire damp
      • Explosion of gasoline fumes
      • Explosion of methane
      • Explosion of propane
      • cylinder W36.9
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W36.9

        Explosion and rupture of unspecified gas cylinder

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
        • pressurized W36.3
    • pressure, pressurized
      • gas tank W36.3 (in machinery)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To W36.3
W35.XXXS Explosion and rupture of boiler, sequela
W36 Explosion and rupture of gas cylinder
W36.1 Explosion and rupture of aerosol can
W36.1XXA …… initial encounter
W36.1XXD …… subsequent encounter
W36.1XXS …… sequela
W36.2 Explosion and rupture of air tank
W36.2XXA …… initial encounter
W36.2XXD …… subsequent encounter
W36.2XXS …… sequela
W36.3 Explosion and rupture of pressurized-gas tank
W36.3XXA …… initial encounter
W36.3XXD …… subsequent encounter
W36.3XXS …… sequela
W36.8 Explosion and rupture of other gas cylinder
W36.8XXA …… initial encounter
W36.8XXD …… subsequent encounter
W36.8XXS …… sequela
W36.9 Explosion and rupture of unspecified gas cylinder
W36.9XXA …… initial encounter
W36.9XXD …… subsequent encounter

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.