ICD-10-CM Code T42.3X4
Poisoning by barbiturates, undetermined
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.
7th Character RequiredCode requires 7th Character Extension identifier. This 7th Character usually captures Episode of Care information, such as "Initial Encounter," "Subsquent Encounter," or "Sequela."
ICD Code T42.3X4 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'poisoning by barbiturates, undetermined' in more detail. The 7th characters that can be added, and the resulting billable codes, are as follows:
|7th Digit||Billable Code||7th Digit Specifies|
What is 7th Character Extension?For codes less than 6 characters that require a 7th character a placeholder 'X' should be assigned for all characters less than 6. The 7th character must always be the 7th position of a code. E.g. The ICD-10-CM code T67.4 (Heat exhaustion due to salt depletion) requires an Episode of Care identifier. T67.4XXA Initial Encounter or T67.4XXD Subsequent Encounter. More Info
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 Advice SNOMET-CT
- Episode of care information needed
ICD-10-CM Drugs Index References for 'T42.3X4 - Poisoning by barbiturates, undetermined'
The ICD-10-CM Drugs Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code T42.3X4. Click on any term below to browse the drugs index.