2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X72

Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • X72 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 X72 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of X72 - other international versions of ICD-10 X72 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • X72 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
Applicable To
  • Intentional self-harm by gun for single hand use
  • Intentional self-harm by pistol
  • Intentional self-harm by revolver
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 X72. 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.
  • Very pistol (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X74.8

    Intentional self-harm by other firearm discharge

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Intentional self-harm by Very pistol [flare] discharge
    X74.8
    )
The following code(s) above X72 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 X72:
  • 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
  • X71-X83
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range X71-X83

    Intentional self-harm

    Applicable To
    • Purposely self-inflicted injury
    • Suicide (attempted)
    Intentional self-harm
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 X72:
  • Type 1 Excludes: W32
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W32

    Accidental handgun discharge and malfunction

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • accidental discharge and malfunction of gun for single hand use
    • accidental discharge and malfunction of pistol
    • accidental discharge and malfunction of revolver
    • Handgun discharge and malfunction NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • accidental airgun discharge and malfunction (W34.010, W34.110)
    • accidental BB gun discharge and malfunction (W34.010, W34.110)
    • accidental pellet gun discharge and malfunction (W34.010, W34.110)
    • accidental shotgun discharge and malfunction (W33.01, W33.11)
    • assault by handgun discharge (X93)
    • handgun discharge involving legal intervention (Y35.0-)
    • handgun discharge involving military or war operations (Y36.4-)
    • intentional self-harm by handgun discharge (X72)
    • Very pistol discharge and malfunction (W34.09, W34.19)

External Cause Index entries containing back-references to X72:
  • Discharge (accidental)
    • firearm (accidental) W34.00
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W34.00

      Accidental discharge from unspecified firearms or gun

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Discharge from firearm NOS
      • Gunshot wound NOS
      • Shot NOS
      • handgun (pistol) (revolver) W32.0
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W32.0

        Accidental handgun discharge

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
        • suicide X72 (attempt)
  • Suicide, suicidal (attempted) (by) X83.8
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X83.8

    Intentional self-harm by other specified means

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    • firearm X74.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X74.9

      Intentional self-harm by unspecified firearm discharge

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      • handgun X72

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To X72
X71.3XXD …… subsequent encounter
X71.3XXS …… sequela
X71.8 Other intentional self-harm by drowning and submersion
X71.8XXA …… initial encounter
X71.8XXD …… subsequent encounter
X71.8XXS …… sequela
X71.9 Intentional self-harm by drowning and submersion, unspecified
X71.9XXA …… initial encounter
X71.9XXD …… subsequent encounter
X71.9XXS …… sequela
X72 Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge
X72.XXXA Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge, initial encounter
X72.XXXD Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge, subsequent encounter
X72.XXXS Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge, sequela
X73 Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge
X73.0 Intentional self-harm by shotgun discharge
X73.0XXA …… initial encounter
X73.0XXD …… subsequent encounter
X73.0XXS …… sequela
X73.1 Intentional self-harm by hunting rifle discharge
X73.1XXA …… initial encounter

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