Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code E924.0
Accident caused by hot liquids and vapors, including steam
  • Short description: Acc-hot liquid & steam.
  • ICD-9-CM E924.0 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 E924.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • However, E924.0 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 2012 version of ICD-9-CM E924.0.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM E924.0: 2013 2014.
E924.0 Excludes
  • hot (boiling) tap water (E924.2)
Applies To
  • Burning or scalding by:
    • boiling water
    • hot or boiling liquids not primarily caustic or corrosive
    • liquid metal
    • steam
    • other hot vapor
Convert to ICD-10-CM: E924.0 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM X12.XXXA Contact with other hot fluids, initial encounter
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