ICD-9 Code E988.1

Injury by burns or fire, undetermined whether accidentally or purposely inflicted

Not Valid for Submission

E988.1 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of injury by burns or fire, undetermined whether accidentally or purposely inflicted. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: E988.1
Short Description:Undeterm circ-burn, fire
Long Description:Injury by burns or fire, undetermined whether accidentally or purposely inflicted

Convert E988.1 to ICD-10

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

  • Y26.XXXA - Exposure to smoke, fire and flames, undet intent, init

Code Classification

  • External causes of injury (V)
    • Injury undetermined whether accidentally or purposely inflicted (E980-E989)
      • E988 Injury by other and unspecified means, undetermined whether accidentally or purposely inflicted

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.