2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Y35.0

Legal intervention involving firearm discharge

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • Y35.0 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 Y35.0 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Y35.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 Y35.0 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • Y35.0 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
The following code(s) above Y35.0 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 Y35.0:
  • 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
  • Y35
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Y35

    Legal intervention

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • any injury sustained as a result of an encounter with any law enforcement official, serving in any capacity at the time of the encounter, whether on-duty or off-duty. Includes: injury to law enforcement official, suspect and bystander
    Legal intervention
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 Y35.0:
  • Type 1 Excludes: W32
    , W33
    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)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W33

    Accidental rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge and malfunction

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • rifle, shotgun and larger firearm 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 handgun discharge and malfunction (W32.-)
    • accidental pellet gun discharge and malfunction (W34.010, W34.110)
    • assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge (X94)
    • firearm discharge involving legal intervention (Y35.0-)
    • firearm discharge involving military or war operations (Y36.4-)
    • intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge (X73)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Y35.0
Y31.XXXS Falling, lying or running before or into moving object, undetermined intent, sequela
Y32 Crashing of motor vehicle, undetermined intent
Y32.XXXA Crashing of motor vehicle, undetermined intent, initial encounter
Y32.XXXD Crashing of motor vehicle, undetermined intent, subsequent encounter
Y32.XXXS Crashing of motor vehicle, undetermined intent, sequela
Y33 Other specified events, undetermined intent
Y33.XXXA Other specified events, undetermined intent, initial encounter
Y33.XXXD Other specified events, undetermined intent, subsequent encounter
Y33.XXXS Other specified events, undetermined intent, sequela
Y35 Legal intervention
Y35.0 Legal intervention involving firearm discharge
Y35.00 Legal intervention involving unspecified firearm discharge
Y35.001 Legal intervention involving unspecified firearm discharge, law enforcement official injured
Y35.001A …… initial encounter
Y35.001D …… subsequent encounter
Y35.001S …… sequela
Y35.002 Legal intervention involving unspecified firearm discharge, bystander injured
Y35.002A …… initial encounter
Y35.002D …… subsequent encounter
Y35.002S …… sequela
Y35.003 Legal intervention involving unspecified firearm discharge, suspect injured

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