2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X96

Assault by explosive material

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • X96 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM X96 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of X96 - other international versions of ICD-10 X96 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • X96 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
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 X96. 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.
  • incendiary device (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X97

    Assault by smoke, fire and flames

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Assault by arson
    • Assault by cigarettes
    • Assault by incendiary device
  • terrorism involving explosive material (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Y38.2

    Terrorism involving other explosions and fragments

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Terrorism involving antipersonnel (fragments) bomb
    • Terrorism involving blast NOS
    • Terrorism involving explosion NOS
    • Terrorism involving explosion of breech block
    • Terrorism involving explosion of cannon block
    • Terrorism involving explosion (fragments) of artillery shell
    • Terrorism involving explosion (fragments) of bomb
    • Terrorism involving explosion (fragments) of grenade
    • Terrorism involving explosion (fragments) of guided missile
    • Terrorism involving explosion (fragments) of land mine
    • Terrorism involving explosion of mortar bomb
    • Terrorism involving explosion of munitions
    • Terrorism involving explosion (fragments) of rocket
    • Terrorism involving explosion (fragments) of shell
    • Terrorism involving shrapnel
    • Terrorism involving mine NOS, on land
    Type 1 Excludes
    • terrorism involving explosion of nuclear weapon (Y38.5)
    • terrorism involving suicide bomber (Y38.81)
The following code(s) above X96 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 X96:
  • V00-Y99
    2021 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
  • X92-Y09
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range X92-Y09


    • homicide
    • injuries inflicted by another person with intent to injure or kill, by any means
    Type 1 Excludes
    • injuries due to legal intervention (Y35.-)
    • injuries due to operations of war (Y36.-)
    • injuries due to terrorism (Y38.-)
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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to X96:
  • Type 1 Excludes: W40
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W40

    Explosion of other materials

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • assault by explosive material (X96)
    • explosion involving legal intervention (Y35.1-)
    • explosion involving military or war operations (Y36.0-, Y36.2-)
    • intentional self-harm by explosive material (X75)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To X96
X95.09XD …… subsequent encounter
X95.09XS …… sequela
X95.8 Assault by other firearm discharge
X95.8XXA …… initial encounter
X95.8XXD …… subsequent encounter
X95.8XXS …… sequela
X95.9 Assault by unspecified firearm discharge
X95.9XXA …… initial encounter
X95.9XXD …… subsequent encounter
X95.9XXS …… sequela
X96 Assault by explosive material
X96.0 Assault by antipersonnel bomb
X96.0XXA …… initial encounter
X96.0XXD …… subsequent encounter
X96.0XXS …… sequela
X96.1 Assault by gasoline bomb
X96.1XXA …… initial encounter
X96.1XXD …… subsequent encounter
X96.1XXS …… sequela
X96.2 Assault by letter bomb
X96.2XXA …… initial encounter

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