Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 348.82
Brain death
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 348.82 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 348.82 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 348.82 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM G93.82 Brain death
Disease Synonyms
  • Brain death documented by electrocerebral silence
  • Electrocerebral silence
Clinical Information
  • A state of prolonged irreversible cessation of all brain activity, including lower brain stem function with the complete absence of voluntary movements, responses to stimuli, brain stem reflexes, and spontaneous respirations. Reversible conditions which mimic this clinical state (e.g., sedative overdose, hypothermia, etc.) are excluded prior to making the determination of brain death. (from Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp348-9)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 348.82:
  • Brain - see also condition
    • death 348.82
  • Death
    • brain 348.82
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