Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 943.15
Erythema due to burn (first degree) of shoulder
  • Short description: 1st deg burn shoulder.
  • ICD-9-CM 943.15 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 943.15 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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Disease Synonyms
  • Burn erythema of left shoulder
  • Burn erythema of right shoulder
  • First degree burn of left shoulder
  • First degree burn of right shoulder
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 943.15 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T22.159A Burn of first degree of unspecified shoulder, initial encounter
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T22.559A Corrosion of first degree of unspecified shoulder, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 943.15:
  • 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
    • shoulder(s) 943.05
      • with
        • hand(s) and wrist(s) - see Burn, multiple, specified sites
        • upper limb(s), except hand(s) or wrist(s) - see Burn, arm(s), multiple sites
      • first degree 943.15
      • second degree 943.25
      • third degree 943.35
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