Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 994.3
Effects of thirst
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 994.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 994.3 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: 994.3 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM T73.1XXA Deprivation of water, initial encounter
Approximate Synonyms
  • Thirst due to water deprivation
Applies To
  • Deprivation of water
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 994.3:
  • Deprivation
    • water 994.3
  • Effect, adverse NEC
    • thirst 994.3
  • Excess, excessive, excessively
    • thirst 783.5
      • due to deprivation of water 994.3
  • Lack of
    • water 994.3
  • Thirst, excessive 783.5
    • due to deprivation of water 994.3
  • Water
    • deprivation of 994.3
    • lack of 994.3
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