Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 942.44
Deep necrosis of underlying tissues [deep third degree] without mention of loss of a body part, of back [any part]
  • Short description: Deep 3rd deg burn back.
  • ICD-9-CM 942.44 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 942.44 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 942.44.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 942.44: 2013 2014.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 942.44 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T21.33XA Burn of third degree of upper back, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T21.73XA Corrosion of third degree of upper back, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 942.44:
  • 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
    • back 942.04
      • with
        • trunk - see Burn, trunk, multiple sites
      • first degree 942.14
      • second degree 942.24
      • third degree 942.34
        • deep 942.44
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