2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Y38.5X3S

Terrorism involving nuclear weapons, terrorist injured, sequela

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • Y38.5X3S is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Terrorism w nuclear weapons, terrorist injured, sequela
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM Y38.5X3S became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Y38.5X3S - other international versions of ICD-10 Y38.5X3S may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • Y38.5X3S describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
The following code(s) above Y38.5X3S 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 Y38.5X3S:
  • 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
  • Y38
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Y38


      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • These codes are for use to identify injuries resulting from the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a Government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objective
    Use Additional
    • code for place of occurrence (Y92.-)
  • Y38.5
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Y38.5

    Terrorism involving nuclear weapons

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Terrorism involving blast effects of nuclear weapon
    • Terrorism involving exposure to ionizing radiation from nuclear weapon
    • Terrorism involving fireball effect of nuclear weapon
    • Terrorism involving heat from nuclear weapon
    Terrorism involving nuclear weapons
Present On Admission
POA Help
"Present On Admission" is defined as present at the time the order for inpatient admission occurs — conditions that develop during an outpatient encounter, including emergency department, observation, or outpatient surgery, are considered POA.
  • Y38.5X3S is considered exempt from POA reporting.

Convert Y38.5X3S to ICD-9-CM

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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Y38.5X3S
Y38.5X1A …… initial encounter
Y38.5X1D …… subsequent encounter
Y38.5X1S …… sequela
Y38.5X2 Terrorism involving nuclear weapons, civilian injured
Y38.5X2A …… initial encounter
Y38.5X2D …… subsequent encounter
Y38.5X2S …… sequela
Y38.5X3 Terrorism involving nuclear weapons, terrorist injured
Y38.5X3A …… initial encounter
Y38.5X3D …… subsequent encounter
Y38.5X3S …… sequela
Y38.6 Terrorism involving biological weapons
Y38.6X Terrorism involving biological weapons
Y38.6X1 Terrorism involving biological weapons, public safety official injured
Y38.6X1A …… initial encounter
Y38.6X1D …… subsequent encounter
Y38.6X1S …… sequela
Y38.6X2 Terrorism involving biological weapons, civilian injured
Y38.6X2A …… initial encounter
Y38.6X2D …… subsequent encounter
Y38.6X2S …… sequela

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