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ICD-10-CM Code T50.904
Poisoning by unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances, undetermined

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 T50.904 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 drug/meds/biol subst, 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
A T50.904A initial encounter
D T50.904D subsequent encounter
S T50.904S 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

The ICD code T50 is used to code Drug overdose

The term drug overdose (or simply overdose or OD) describes the ingestion or application of a drug or other substance in quantities greater than are recommended or generally practiced. An overdose may result in a toxic state or death.

Specialty: Toxicology
MeSH Codes: D062787, D062787, D062787
ICD 9 Codes: 960, 970, 979

Activated carbon is a commonly used agent for decontamination of the gastrointestinal tract in overdoses.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Drug-induced gynecomastia (disorder)
  • Drug-induced pulmonary hypertension (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Episode of care information needed

Parent Code: T50.90 - Poisoning by, adverse effect of and underdosing of unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/T50904