ICD-10-CM Code T88.7
Unspecified adverse effect of drug or medicament
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 T88.7 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'unspecified adverse effect of drug or medicament' 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 T887 is used to code Adverse drug reaction
An adverse drug reaction (ADR) is an injury caused by taking a medication. ADRs may occur following a single dose or prolonged administration of a drug or result from the combination of two or more drugs. The meaning of this expression differs from the meaning of "side effect", as this last expression might also imply that the effects can be beneficial. The study of ADRs is the concern of the field known as pharmacovigilance. An adverse drug event (ADE) refers to any injury occurring at the time a drug is used, whether or not it is identified as a cause of the injury. An ADR is a special type of ADE in which a causative relationship can be shown.
|MeSH Codes:||D004362, D004362, D004362, D004362, D004362, D004362, D004362, D004362, D004362, D004362|
|ICD 9 Codes:||995.2, E850, E851, E852, E853, E855, E854, E856, E857, E858|
A red skin rash due to a drug reaction
Coding Notes for T88.7 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Drug hypersensitivity NOS
- Drug reaction NOS
Additional Code Note:
Use Additional CodeUse 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-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Specified adverse effects of drugs and medicaments - instead, use Section A00-R94 and T80-T88.6, T88.8)
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Allergic reaction to systemically administered drug affecting oral mucosa (disorder)
- Allopurinol hypersensitivity syndrome (disorder)
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Possible requirement for an external cause code
- This is an external cause code for use in a secondary position
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'T88.7 - Unspecified adverse effect of drug or medicament'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code T88.7. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.