Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 993.4
Effects of air pressure caused by explosion
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 993.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 993.4 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: 993.4 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM T70.4XXA Effects of high-pressure fluids, initial encounter
Clinical Information
  • Injuries resulting when a person is struck by particles impelled with violent force from an explosion. Blast causes pulmonary concussion and hemorrhage, laceration of other thoracic and abdominal viscera, ruptured ear drums, and minor effects in the central nervous system. (from Dorland, 27th ed)
  • The result of physical trauma sustained in an explosion
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 993.4:
  • Effect, adverse NEC
    • atmospheric pressure 993.9
      • due to explosion 993.4
      • high 993.3
      • low - see Effect, adverse, high altitude
      • specified effect NEC 993.8
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