2021 ICD-10-CM Code T14.91XA

Suicide attempt, initial encounter

Version 2021
Billable Code
7th Character Code
Initial Code
MS-DRG Mapping

Valid for Submission

T14.91XA is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of suicide attempt, initial encounter. The code T14.91XA is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code T14.91XA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like attempt suicide - domestic gas, attempted suicide - cut/stab, attempted suicide - drowning, attempted suicide - firearms, attempted suicide - hanging , attempted suicide - jumping from a high place, etc.

T14.91XA is an initial encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used while the patient is receiving active treatment for a condition like suicide attempt. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines an "initial encounter" doesn't necessarily means "initial visit". The 7th character should be used when the patient is undergoing active treatment regardless if new or different providers saw the patient over the course of a treatment. The appropriate 7th character codes should also be used even if the patient delayed seeking treatment for a condition.

ICD-10:T14.91XA
Short Description:Suicide attempt, initial encounter
Long Description:Suicide attempt, initial encounter

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Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

Replacement Code

T1491XA replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

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Information for Patients


Suicide

Suicide is the tenth most common cause of death in the United States. People may consider suicide when they are hopeless and can't see any other solution to their problems. Often it's related to serious depression, alcohol or substance abuse, or a major stressful event.

People who have the highest risk of suicide are white men. But women and teens report more suicide attempts. If someone talks about suicide, you should take it seriously. Urge them to get help from their doctor or the emergency room, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). It is available 24/7.

Therapy and medicines can help most people who have suicidal thoughts. Treating mental illnesses and substance abuse can reduce the risk of suicide.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018