2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X38

Flood

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • X38 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 X38 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of X38 - other international versions of ICD-10 X38 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • X38 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
Applicable To
  • Flood arising from remote storm
  • Flood of cataclysmic nature arising from melting snow
  • Flood resulting directly from storm
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as X38. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • collapse of dam or man-made structure causing earth movement (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X36.0

    Collapse of dam or man-made structure causing earth movement

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    X36.0
    )
  • tidal wave NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X37.41

    Tidal wave due to earthquake or volcanic eruption

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Tidal wave NOS
    • Tsunami
    X37.41
    )
  • tidal wave caused by storm (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X37.42

    Tidal wave due to storm

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    X37.42
    )
The following code(s) above X38 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 X38:
  • V00-Y99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range V00-Y99

    External causes of morbidity

    Note
    • 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
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
Code annotations containing back-references to X38:
  • Type 2 Excludes: X37.8
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X37.8

    Other cataclysmic storms

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Cloudburst
    • Torrential rain
    Type 2 Excludes

External Cause Index entries containing back-references to X38:
  • Flood (any injury) (caused by) X38
  • Forces of nature X39.8
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X39.8

    Other exposure to forces of nature

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    • cataclysmic storm X37.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X37.9

      Unspecified cataclysmic storm

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Storm NOS
      Type 1 Excludes
      • collapse of dam or man-made structure causing earth movement (X36.0)
      • with flood X38
    • flood (caused by) X38

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To X38
X37.43XD …… subsequent encounter
X37.43XS …… sequela
X37.8 Other cataclysmic storms
X37.8XXA …… initial encounter
X37.8XXD …… subsequent encounter
X37.8XXS …… sequela
X37.9 Unspecified cataclysmic storm
X37.9XXA …… initial encounter
X37.9XXD …… subsequent encounter
X37.9XXS …… sequela
X38 Flood
X38.XXXA Flood, initial encounter
X38.XXXD Flood, subsequent encounter
X38.XXXS Flood, sequela
X39 Exposure to other forces of nature
X39.0 Exposure to natural radiation
X39.01 Exposure to radon
X39.01XA …… initial encounter
X39.01XD …… subsequent encounter
X39.01XS …… sequela
X39.08 Exposure to other natural radiation

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