Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code E913.2
Accidental mechanical suffocation due to lack of air (in closed place)
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM E913.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, E913.2 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).
  • E913.2 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
  • No ICD-10-CM code(s) convert to ICD-9-CM E913.2
Approximate Synonyms
  • Traumatic asphyxiation due to low oxygen environment
  • Traumatic asphyxiation due to low oxygen environment (event)
E913.2 Excludes
  • suffocation by plastic bag (E913.1)
Applies To
  • Accidentally closed up in refrigerator or other airtight enclosed space
  • Diving with insufficient air supply
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