Specific code 2009 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code E978
Legal execution
  • ICD-9-CM E978 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM E978 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • However, E978 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury, and therefore should not be used as a principal diagnosis.
  • You are viewing the 2009 version of ICD-9-CM E978.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM E978: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014.
Applies To
  • All executions performed at the behest of the judiciary or ruling authority [whether permanent or temporary] as:
    • asphyxiation by gas
    • beheading, decapitation (by guillotine)
    • capital punishment
    • electrocution
    • hanging
    • poisoning
    • shooting
    • other specified means
  • No ICD-10-CM code(s) convert to ICD-9-CM E978
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM E978 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2009 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.