Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 994.1
Drowning and nonfatal submersion
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Drowning/nonfatal submer.
  • ICD-9-CM 994.1 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 994.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Applies To
  • Bathing cramp
  • Immersion
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 994.1 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T75.1XXA Unspecified effects of drowning and nonfatal submersion, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 994.1:
  • Anoxia 799.02
    • due to drowning 994.1
  • Asphyxia, asphyxiation (by) 799.01
    • drowning 994.1
    • submersion 994.1
  • Bathing cramp 994.1
  • Cramp(s) 729.82
    • bathing 994.1
    • due to immersion 994.1
    • immersion 994.1
    • muscle (extremity) (general) 729.82
      • due to immersion 994.1
      • hysterical 300.11
  • Drowned, drowning (near) 994.1
  • Edema, edematous 782.3
    • lung 514
      • acute 518.4
        • with heart disease or failure (see also Failure, ventricular, left) 428.1
        • chemical (due to fumes or vapors) 506.1
        • due to
          • external agent(s) NEC 508.9
          • fumes and vapors (chemical) (inhalation) 506.1
          • radiation 508.0
      • chemical (acute) 506.1
      • chronic 514
        • chemical (due to fumes or vapors) 506.4
        • due to
          • external agent(s) NEC 508.9
          • fumes or vapors (chemical) (inhalation) 506.4
          • radiation 508.1
      • due to
        • external agent 508.9
        • high altitude 993.2
        • near drowning 994.1
      • postoperative 518.4
      • terminal 514
  • Effect, adverse NEC
    • submersion 994.1
  • Immersion 994.1
  • Near drowning 994.1
  • Submersion (fatal) (nonfatal) 994.1
  • Suffocation (see also Asphyxia) 799.01
    • by
      • bed clothes 994.7
      • bunny bag 994.7
      • cave-in 994.7
      • constriction 994.7
      • drowning 994.1
      • inhalation
        • food or foreign body (see also Asphyxia, food or foreign body) 933.1
        • oil or gasoline (see also Asphyxia, food or foreign body) 933.1
      • overlying 994.7
      • plastic bag 994.7
      • pressure 994.7
      • strangulation 994.7
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 994.1 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2014 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.