ICD-10-CM Code T61.11
Scombroid fish poisoning, 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 T61.11 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'scombroid fish poisoning, 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|
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 T611 is used to code Scombroid food poisoning
Scombroid food poisoning is a foodborne illness that results from eating spoiled (decayed) fish. Along with ciguatera, it is listed as a common type of seafood poisoning. The toxin believed to be responsible is histamine, formed as the flesh of the fish begins to decay. As histamine is also the natural agent involved in allergic reactions, scombroid food poisoning often gets misidentified as a food allergy.
|ICD 9 Code:||988.0|
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Episode of care information needed
ICD-10-CM Drugs Index References for 'T61.11 - Scombroid fish poisoning, accidental (unintentional)'
The ICD-10-CM Drugs Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code T61.11. Click on any term below to browse the drugs index.