T14.91 - Suicide attempt
|Short Description:||Suicide attempt|
|Long Description:||Suicide attempt|
|Status:||Not Valid for Submission|
T14.91 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of suicide attempt. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.
The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Injury of unspecified body region (T14). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:
- A - initial encounter
- D - subsequent encounter
- S - sequela
Specific Coding for Suicide attempt
Non-specific codes like T14.91 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for suicide attempt:
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to this diagnosis code:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Attempted suicide NOS
Index to Diseases and Injuries References
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:
- - Suicide, suicidal (attempted) - T14.91
What is suicide?
Suicide is the taking of one's own life. It is a death that happens when someone harms themselves because they want to end their life. A suicide attempt is when someone harms themselves to try to end their life, but they do not die.
Suicide is a major public health problem and a leading cause of death in the United States. The effects of suicide go beyond the person who acts to take his or her life. It can also have a lasting effect on family, friends, and communities.
Who is at risk for suicide?
Suicide does not discriminate. It can touch anyone, anywhere, at any time. But there are certain factors that can contribute to the risk of suicide, including:
- Having attempted suicide before
- Depression and other mental health disorders
- Alcohol or drug use disorder
- Family history of a mental health disorder
- Family history of an alcohol or drug use disorder
- Family history of suicide
- Family violence, including physical or sexual abuse
- Having guns in the home
- Being in or having recently gotten out of prison or jail
- Being exposed to others' suicidal behavior, such as a family member, peer, or celebrity
- Medical illness, including chronic pain
- Stressful life event, such as a job loss, financial problems, loss of a loved one, a breakup of a relationship, etc.
- Being between the ages of 15 and 24 years or over age 60
What are the warning signs for suicide?
The warning signs for suicide include:
- Talking about wanting to die or wanting to kill oneself
- Making a plan or looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online
- Buying a gun or stockpiling pills
- Feeling empty, hopeless, trapped, or like there's no reason to live
- Being in unbearable pain
- Talking about being a burden to others
- Using more alcohol or drugs
- Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
- Sleeping too little or too much
- Withdrawing from family or friends or feeling isolated
- Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
- Displaying extreme mood swings
- Saying good-bye to loved ones, putting affairs in order
Some people may tell others about their suicidal thoughts. But others may try to hide them. This can make some of the signs harder to spot.
What should I do if I need help or know someone who does?
If you or someone you know has the warning signs for suicide, get help right away, especially if there is a change in behavior. If it is an emergency, dial 911. Otherwise there are five steps that you can take:
- Ask the person if they're thinking about killing themselves.
- Keep them safe. Find out whether they have a plan for suicide and keep them away from things that they can use to kill themselves.
- Be there with them. Listen carefully and find out what they are thinking and feeling.
- Help them connect to resources that can help them, such as through:
- Calling or texting the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988.
- Chatting through Lifeline Chat.
- For veterans, reaching the Veterans Crisis Line by:
- Calling 988 and then pressing 1.
- Texting to 838255.
- Chatting with them.
- Stay connected. Staying in touch after a crisis can make a difference.
NIH: National Institute of Mental Health
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- FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)