Specific code 2010 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 798.9
Unattended death
  • ICD-9-CM 798.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 798.9 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: 798.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM R99 Ill-defined and unknown cause of mortality
Applies To
  • Death in circumstances where the body of the deceased was found and no cause could be discovered
  • Found dead
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 798.9:
  • Death
    • unattended (cause unknown) 798.9
  • Died - see also Death
    • without
      • medical attention (cause unknown) 798.9
      • sign of disease 798.2
  • Found dead (cause unknown) 798.9
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