2022 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Y38.9X

Terrorism, secondary effects

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • Y38.9X should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM Y38.9X became effective on October 1, 2021.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Y38.9X - other international versions of ICD-10 Y38.9X may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • Y38.9X describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
The following code(s) above Y38.9X 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 Y38.9X:
  • V00-Y99
    2022 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 2022 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.-)
  • Y38.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Y38.9

    Terrorism, secondary effects

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    • This code is for use to identify conditions occurring subsequent to a terrorist attack not those that are due to the initial terrorist attack
    Terrorism, secondary effects
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
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change

External Cause Index entries containing back-references to Y38.9X:
  • Terrorism (involving) Y38.80
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Y38.80

    Terrorism involving unspecified means

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Terrorism NOS
    • secondary effects Y38.9X-

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Y38.9X
Y38.891S …… sequela
Y38.892 Terrorism involving other means, civilian injured
Y38.892A …… initial encounter
Y38.892D …… subsequent encounter
Y38.892S …… sequela
Y38.893 Terrorism involving other means, terrorist injured
Y38.893A …… initial encounter
Y38.893D …… subsequent encounter
Y38.893S …… sequela
Y38.9 Terrorism, secondary effects
Y38.9X Terrorism, secondary effects
Y38.9X1 Terrorism, secondary effects, public safety official injured
Y38.9X1A …… initial encounter
Y38.9X1D …… subsequent encounter
Y38.9X1S …… sequela
Y38.9X2 Terrorism, secondary effects, civilian injured
Y38.9X2A …… initial encounter
Y38.9X2D …… subsequent encounter
Y38.9X2S …… sequela
Y62 Failure of sterile precautions during surgical and medical care
Y62.0 Failure of sterile precautions during surgical operation

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