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ICD-10-CM Code T49.91
Poisoning by unspecified topical agent, accidental (unintentional)

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-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 Required
7th Character Required
Code requires 7th Character Extension identifier. This 7th Character usually captures Episode of Care information, such as "Initial Encounter," "Subsquent Encounter," or "Sequela."
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code T49.91 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 unsp topical agent, accidental (unintentional)' 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
A T49.91XA initial encounter
D T49.91XD subsequent encounter
S T49.91XS sequela

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

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Episode of care information needed

ICD-10-CM Drugs Index References for 'T49.91 - Poisoning by unspecified topical agent, accidental (unintentional)'

The ICD-10-CM Drugs Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code T49.91. Click on any term below to browse the drugs index.


Parent Code: T49.9 - Poisoning by, adverse effect of and underdosing of unspecified topical agent

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/T4991