Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code E897
Accident caused by controlled fire not in building or structure
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM E897 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, E897 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).
  • E897 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: E897 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM X03.8XXA Other exposure to controlled fire, not in building or structure, initial encounter
E897 Excludes
  • ignition of clothing from these sources (E893.2)
  • trash fire out of control (E892)
  • that with conflagration (E892)
Applies To
  • Burns from flame of:
    • bonfire (controlled)
    • brazier fire (controlled), not in building or structure
    • trash fire (controlled)
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