2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X96.4

Assault by pipe bomb

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • X96.4 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 X96.4 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of X96.4 - other international versions of ICD-10 X96.4 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • X96.4 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
The following code(s) above X96.4 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 X96.4:
  • 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
  • X92-Y09
    2020 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.-)
  • X96
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X96

    Assault by explosive material

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • incendiary device (X97)
    • terrorism involving explosive material (Y38.2-)
    Assault by explosive material
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 X96.4:
  • 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
    • pipe, pressurized W37.8
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W37.8

      Explosion and rupture of other pressurized tire, pipe or hose

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      • bomb W40.8
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W40.8

        Explosion of other specified explosive materials

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Explosion in dump NOS
        • Explosion in factory NOS
        • Explosion in grain store
        • Explosion in munitions
        Type 1 Excludes
        • explosion involving legal intervention (Y35.1-)
        • explosion involving military or war operations (Y36.0-, Y36.2-)
        • assault X96.4
        • homicide X96.4 (attempt)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To X96.4
X96.1XXD …… subsequent encounter
X96.1XXS …… sequela
X96.2 Assault by letter bomb
X96.2XXA …… initial encounter
X96.2XXD …… subsequent encounter
X96.2XXS …… sequela
X96.3 Assault by fertilizer bomb
X96.3XXA …… initial encounter
X96.3XXD …… subsequent encounter
X96.3XXS …… sequela
X96.4 Assault by pipe bomb
X96.4XXA …… initial encounter
X96.4XXD …… subsequent encounter
X96.4XXS …… sequela
X96.8 Assault by other specified explosive
X96.8XXA …… initial encounter
X96.8XXD …… subsequent encounter
X96.8XXS …… sequela
X96.9 Assault by unspecified explosive
X96.9XXA …… initial encounter
X96.9XXD …… subsequent encounter

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