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ICD-10-CM Code T51.8X1
Toxic effect of other alcohols, accidental (unintentional)

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 T51.8X1 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'toxic effect of other alcohols, 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 T51.8X1A initial encounter
D T51.8X1D subsequent encounter
S T51.8X1S 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 T518 is used to code Ethylene glycol poisoning

Ethylene glycol poisoning is caused by the ingestion of ethylene glycol, the primary ingredient in automotive antifreeze. Ethylene glycol is a toxic, colorless, odorless, almost nonvolatile liquid with a sweet taste that is sometimes accidentally consumed by children and animals due to its sweetness. Following ingestion the symptoms of poisoning progress from signs similar to intoxication and vomiting; to hyperventilation, metabolic acidosis, and cardiovascular dysfunction; and finally acute kidney failure. The major cause of toxicity is not the ethylene glycol itself but its metabolites, mainly glycolic acid and oxalic acid.

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Ethylene glycol

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for T51.8X1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
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Toxic effect of other alcohols NOS

ICD-10-CM Drugs Index References for 'T51.8X1 - Toxic effect of other alcohols, accidental (unintentional)'

The ICD-10-CM Drugs Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code T51.8X1. Click on any term below to browse the drugs index.

Parent Code: T51.8 - Toxic effect of other alcohols

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