ICD-10 Code T36.3X6

Underdosing of macrolides

Version 2019 Replaced Code Non-Billable Code Underdosing
ICD-10:T36.3X6
Short Description:Underdosing of macrolides
Long Description:Underdosing of macrolides

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10 T36.3X6 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of underdosing of macrolides. The code is NOT valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • T36.3X6A - Underdosing of macrolides, initial encounter
  • T36.3X6D - Underdosing of macrolides, subsequent encounter
  • T36.3X6S - Underdosing of macrolides, sequela

Deleted Code

This code was deleted in the 2019 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2018. This code was replaced for the FY 2019 (October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019).

  • K59.03 - Drug induced constipation

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Poisoning by, adverse effect of and underdosing of drugs, medicaments and biological substances (T36-T50)
      • Systemic antibiotics (T36)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups

The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC). The diagnosis code T36.3X6 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2019.

  • 949 - AFTERCARE WITH CC/MCC
  • 949 - AFTERCARE WITH CC/MCC
  • 950 - AFTERCARE WITHOUT CC/MCC
  • 950 - AFTERCARE WITHOUT CC/MCC

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T36.3X6 is included in the Table of Drugs and Chemicals, this table contains a classification of drugs, industrial solvents, corrosive gases, noxious plants, pesticides, and other toxic agents. Each substance in the table is assigned a code according to the poisoning classification and external causes of adverse effects. Use as many codes as necessary to describe all reported drugs, medicinal or chemical substances.

Substance Poisoning
Accidental
(unintentional)
Poisoning
Accidental
self-harm
Poisoning
Assault
Poisoning
Undetermined
Adverse
effect
Underdosing
AzithromycinT36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
Erythromycin (salts)T36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
Erythromycin (salts)
  »ophthalmic preparation
T36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
Erythromycin (salts)
  »topical NEC
T36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
IlotycinT36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
Ilotycin
  »ophthalmic preparation
T36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
Ilotycin
  »topical NEC
T36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
JosamycinT36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
KitasamycinT36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
MidecamycinT36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
MiokamycinT36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
OleandomycinT36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
PristinamycinT36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
RokitamycinT36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
RoxithromycinT36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
SpiramycinT36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
TAOT36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
TriacetyloleandomycinT36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
TroleandomycinT36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6

Information for Patients


Antibiotics

Antibiotics are powerful medicines that fight bacterial infections. Used properly, antibiotics can save lives. They either kill bacteria or keep them from reproducing. Your body's natural defenses can usually take it from there.

Antibiotics do not fight infections caused by viruses, such as

  • Colds
  • Flu
  • Most coughs and bronchitis
  • Sore throats, unless caused by strep

If a virus is making you sick, taking antibiotics may do more harm than good. Using antibiotics when you don't need them, or not using them properly, can add to antibiotic resistance. This happens when bacteria change and become able to resist the effects of an antibiotic.

When you take antibiotics, follow the directions carefully. It is important to finish your medicine even if you feel better. If you stop treatment too soon, some bacteria may survive and re-infect you. Do not save antibiotics for later or use someone else's prescription.

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.