ICD-10-CM Code T56.5X1
Toxic effect of zinc and its compounds, accidental (unintentional)
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 T56.5X1 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 zinc and its compounds, accidental' 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 T565 is used to code Zinc toxicity
Zinc toxicity is a medical condition involving an overdose on, or toxic overexposure to, zinc. Such toxicity levels have been seen to occur at ingestion of greater than 225 mg of zinc. Excessive absorption of zinc can suppress copper and iron absorption. The free zinc ion in solution is highly toxic to bacteria, plants, invertebrates, and even vertebrate fish. Zinc is an essential trace metal with very low toxicity in humans.
|ICD 9 Code:||985.8|
Coding Notes for T56.5X1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
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- Toxic effects of zinc and its compounds NOS
ICD-10-CM Drugs Index References for 'T56.5X1 - Toxic effect of zinc and its compounds, accidental (unintentional)'
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