Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 944.42
Deep necrosis of underlying tissues [deep third degree] without mention of loss of a body part, thumb (nail)
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 944.42 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 944.42 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: 944.42 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM T23.319A Burn of third degree of unspecified thumb (nail), initial encounter
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM T23.719A Corrosion of third degree of unspecified thumb (nail), initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 944.42:
  • 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
    • thumb(s) (nail) (subungual) 944.02
      • with
        • finger(s) - see Burn, finger, with other sites, thumb
        • hand(s) and wrist(s) - see Burn, hand(s), multiple sites
      • first degree 944.12
      • second degree 944.22
      • third degree 944.32
        • deep 944.42
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