ICD-10-CM Code T42.3
Poisoning by, adverse effect of and underdosing of barbiturates
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code T42.3 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the one child codes of T42.3 that describes the diagnosis 'barbiturates' in more detail.
- T42.3 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and underdosing of barbiturates NON-BILLABLE
- T42.3X Poisoning by, adverse effect of and underdosing of barbiturates NON-BILLABLE
- T42.3X1 Poisoning by barbiturates, accidental (unintentional) NON-BILLABLE
- T42.3X2 Poisoning by barbiturates, intentional self-harm NON-BILLABLE
- T42.3X3 Poisoning by barbiturates, assault NON-BILLABLE
- T42.3X4 Poisoning by barbiturates, undetermined NON-BILLABLE
- T42.3X5 Adverse effect of barbiturates NON-BILLABLE
- T42.3X6 Underdosing of barbiturates NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code T423 is used to code Barbiturate overdose
A barbiturate overdose results when a person takes excessive doses of barbiturates. Symptoms of an overdose typically include sluggishness, incoordination, difficulty in thinking, slowness of speech, faulty judgment, drowsiness, shallow breaths, and staggering. In severe cases, coma and death can result. The lethal dosage of barbiturates varies greatly with tolerance and from one individual to another.
|ICD 9 Code:||969|
Coding Notes for T42.3 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Poisoning by, adverse effect of and underdosing of thiobarbiturates - instead, use code T41.1-