Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 944.56
Deep necrosis of underlying tissues due to burn (deep third degree) of back of hand with loss of back of hand
  • Short description: 3RD BRN W LOSS-BK OF HND.
  • ICD-9-CM 944.56 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 944.56 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).
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 944.56 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM T23.369A Burn of third degree of back of unspecified hand, initial encounter
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM T23.769A Corrosion of third degree back of unspecified hand, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 944.56:
  • Burn (acid) (cathode ray) (caustic) (chemical) (electric heating appliance) (electricity) (fire) (flame) (hot liquid or object) (irradiation) (lime) (radiation) (steam) (thermal) (x-ray) 949.0
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