2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Y37.44

Military operations involving unarmed hand to hand combat

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • Y37.44 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 Y37.44 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Y37.44 - other international versions of ICD-10 Y37.44 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • Y37.44 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 Y37.44. 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.
  • military operations involving combat using blunt or piercing object (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Y37.45

    Military operations involving combat using blunt or piercing object

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Y37.45-
    )
  • military operations involving intentional restriction of air and airway (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Y37.46

    Military operations involving intentional restriction of air and airway

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Y37.46-
    )
  • military operations involving unintentional restriction of air and airway (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Y37.47

    Military operations involving unintentional restriction of air and airway

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Y37.47-
    )
The following code(s) above Y37.44 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 Y37.44:
  • 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
  • Y37
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Y37

    Military operations

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • injuries to military personnel and civilians occurring during peacetime on military property and during routine military exercises and operations
    Type 1 Excludes
    Military operations
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 Y37.44:
  • Military operations (injuries to military and civilians occuring during peacetime on military property and during routine military exercises and operations) (by) (from) (involving) Y37.90-
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Y37.90-

    Military operations, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    • combat
      • hand to hand Y37.44- (unarmed)
    • hand to hand Y37.44- (unarmed)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Y37.44
Y37.421S …… sequela
Y37.43 Military operations involving other firearms discharge
Y37.430 Military operations involving other firearms discharge, military personnel
Y37.430A …… initial encounter
Y37.430D …… subsequent encounter
Y37.430S …… sequela
Y37.431 Military operations involving other firearms discharge, civilian
Y37.431A …… initial encounter
Y37.431D …… subsequent encounter
Y37.431S …… sequela
Y37.44 Military operations involving unarmed hand to hand combat
Y37.440 Military operations involving unarmed hand to hand combat, military personnel
Y37.440A …… initial encounter
Y37.440D …… subsequent encounter
Y37.440S …… sequela
Y37.441 Military operations involving unarmed hand to hand combat, civilian
Y37.441A …… initial encounter
Y37.441D …… subsequent encounter
Y37.441S …… sequela
Y37.45 Military operations involving combat using blunt or piercing object
Y37.450 Military operations involving combat using blunt or piercing object, military personnel

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