Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code E904.0
Accident due to abandonment or neglect of infants and helpless persons
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM E904.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, E904.0 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).
  • E904.0 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
  • No ICD-10-CM code(s) convert to ICD-9-CM E904.0
E904.0 Excludes
  • criminal [purposeful] neglect (E968.4)
Applies To
  • Exposure to weather conditions resulting from abandonment or neglect
  • Hunger or thirst resulting from abandonment or neglect
  • Desertion of newborn
  • Inattention at or after birth
  • Lack of care (helpless person) (infant)
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM E904.0 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.