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ICD-10-CM Code T81
Complications of procedures, not elsewhere classified

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.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code T81 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the eight child codes of T81 that describes the diagnosis 'complications of procedures, not elsewhere classified' in more detail.

Coding Notes for T81 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Additional Code Note:
Use Additional Code
Use Additional Code note means a second code must be used in conjunction with this code. Codes with this note are Etiology codes and must be followed by a Manifestation code or codes.
Code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug See Section T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5)
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
Complications following immunization (T88.0-T88.1) - instead, use code T88.0-
Complications following infusion, transfusion and therapeutic injection - instead, use code T80.-
Complications of transplanted organs and tissue - instead, use code T86.-
Specified complications classified elsewhere, such as:
Complication of prosthetic devices, implants and grafts - instead, use Section T82-T85
Dermatitis due to drugs and medicaments (L23.3, L24.4, L25.1, L27.0-L27.1) - instead, use code L23.3
Endosseous dental implant failure - instead, use code M27.6-
Floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) (intraoperative) H21.81 - instead, use code H21.81
Intraoperative and postprocedural complications of specific body system (D78.-, E36.-, E89.-, G97.3-, G97.4, H59.3-, H59.-, H95.2-, H95.3, I97.4-, I97.5, - instead, use Section J95, K91.-, L76.-, M96.-, N99.-)
Ostomy complications (J95.0-, K94.-, N99.5-) - instead, use code J95.0-
Plateau iris syndrome (post-iridectomy) (postprocedural) H21.82 - instead, use code H21.82
Poisoning and toxic effects of drugs and chemicals - instead, use Section T36-T65 with fifth or sixth character 1-4 or 6)
7th Character Extension Notes:

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 appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from category See Code T81

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