ICD-9 Code 948.91

Burn [any degree] involving 90 percent or more of body surface with third degree burn, 10-19%

Not Valid for Submission

948.91 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of burn [any degree] involving 90 percent or more of body surface with third degree burn, 10-19%. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: 948.91
Short Description:90% + bdy brn/10-19% 3rd
Long Description:Burn [any degree] involving 90 percent or more of body surface with third degree burn, 10-19%

Convert 948.91 to ICD-10

The following crosswalk between ICD-9 to ICD-10 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • T31.91 - Burns of 90%/more of body surfc w 10-19% third degree burns
  • T32.91 - Corros 90%/more of body surface w 10-19% third degree corros

Code Classification

  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Burns (940-949)
      • 948 Burns classified according to extent of body surface involved

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients


Burns

A burn is damage to your body's tissues caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight or radiation. Scalds from hot liquids and steam, building fires and flammable liquids and gases are the most common causes of burns. Another kind is an inhalation injury, caused by breathing smoke.

There are three types of burns:

  • First-degree burns damage only the outer layer of skin
  • Second-degree burns damage the outer layer and the layer underneath
  • Third-degree burns damage or destroy the deepest layer of skin and tissues underneath

Burns can cause swelling, blistering, scarring and, in serious cases, shock and even death. They also can lead to infections because they damage your skin's protective barrier. Treatment for burns depends on the cause of the burn, how deep it is, and how much of the body it covers. Antibiotic creams can prevent or treat infections. For more serious burns, treatment may be needed to clean the wound, replace the skin, and make sure the patient has enough fluids and nutrition.

NIH: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

  • Burns
  • Chemical burn or reaction
  • Minor burns - aftercare
  • Skin graft

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ICD-9 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-9 and ICD-10 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.