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ICD-10-CM Code X95.8
Assault by other firearm discharge

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
7th Character Required
7th Character Required
Code requires 7th Character Extension identifier. This 7th Character usually captures Episode of Care information, such as "Initial Encounter," "Subsquent Encounter," or "Sequela."
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code X95.8 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'assault by other firearm discharge' in more detail. The 7th characters that can be added, and the resulting billable codes, are as follows:


7th Digit Billable Code 7th Digit Specifies
A X95.8XXA initial encounter
D X95.8XXD subsequent encounter
S X95.8XXS sequela

What is 7th Character Extension?

For codes less than 6 characters that require a 7th character a placeholder 'X' should be assigned for all characters less than 6. The 7th character must always be the 7th position of a code. E.g. The ICD-10-CM code T67.4 (Heat exhaustion due to salt depletion) requires an Episode of Care identifier. T67.4XXA Initial Encounter or T67.4XXD Subsequent Encounter. More Info

The ICD code X95 is used to code Ballistic trauma

Ballistic trauma or gunshot wound (GSW) is a form of physical trauma sustained from the discharge of arms or munitions. The most common forms of trauma stem from firearms used in armed conflicts, civilian sporting, recreational pursuits and criminal activity. Ballistic trauma is sometimes fatal for the recipient, or causes long term consequences.

MeSH Code: D014948
ICD 9 Code: E922.9

Male skull showing bullet exit wound on parietal bone, 1950s.

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for X95.8 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Assault by very pistol [flare] discharge

ICD-10-CM External Cause Index References for 'X95.8 - Assault by other firearm discharge'

The ICD-10-CM External Cause Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code X95.8. Click on any term below to browse the external cause index.


Parent Code: X95 - Assault by other and unspecified firearm and gun discharge

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