Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 944.53
Deep necrosis of underlying tissues due to burn (deep third degree) of two or more digits of hand not including thumb with loss of fingers
  • Short description: 3rd brn w loss-mult fngr.
  • ICD-9-CM 944.53 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 944.53 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 944.53 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T23.339A Burn of third degree of unspecified multiple fingers (nail), not including thumb, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T23.739A Corrosion of third degree of unspecified multiple fingers (nail), not including thumb, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 944.53:
  • 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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