Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 994.8
Electrocution and nonfatal effects of electric current
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Effects electric current.
  • ICD-9-CM 994.8 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 994.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
994.8 Excludes
Applies To
  • Shock from electric current
  • Shock from electroshock gun (taser)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 994.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T75.4XXA Electrocution, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 994.8:
  • Effect, adverse NEC
    • electric current (shock) 994.8
      • burn - see Burn, by site
    • electricity (electrocution) (shock) 994.8
      • burn - see Burn, by site
  • Electric
    • current, electricity, effects (concussion) (fatal) (nonfatal) (shock) 994.8
      • burn - see Burn, by site
    • shock from electroshock gun (taser) 994.8
  • Electrocution 994.8
  • Shock 785.50
    • electric 994.8
      • from electroshock gun (taser) 994.8
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