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ICD-10-CM Code T56.891
Toxic effect of other metals, 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 T56.891 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 metals, 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 T56.891A initial encounter
D T56.891D subsequent encounter
S T56.891S 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 T568 is used to code Argyria

Argyria or argyrosis (from Ancient Greek: ἄργυρος argyros silver) is a condition caused by inappropriate exposure to chemical compounds of the element silver, or to silver dust. The most dramatic symptom of argyria is that the skin turns blue or bluish-grey. It may take the form of generalized argyria or local argyria. Generalized argyria affects large areas over much of the visible surface of the body. Local argyria shows in limited regions of the body, such as patches of skin, parts of the mucous membrane or the conjunctiva.

Specialty: Dermatology
MeSH Code: D001129
ICD 9 Code: 985.8

Generalized argyria in a 92-year-old male.

Coding Notes for T56.891 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Toxic effects of other metals NOS

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Episode of care information needed
  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease

Parent Code: T56.89 - Toxic effects of other metals

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/T56891