Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code E979.5
Terrorism involving nuclear weapons
  • 2014
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • Short description: Terrorism, nuc weapons.
  • ICD-9-CM E979.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, E979.5 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • E979.5 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
  • You are viewing the 2014 version of ICD-9-CM E979.5.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM E979.5: 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: E979.5 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM Y38.5X2A Terrorism involving nuclear weapons, civilian injured, initial encounter
Applies To
  • Blast effects
  • Exposure to ionizing radiation from nuclear weapon
  • Fireball effects
  • Heat from nuclear weapon
  • Other direct and secondary effects of nuclear weapons
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