ICD-10-CM Code T36.96

Underdosing of unspecified systemic antibiotic

Version 2020 Replaced Code Non-Billable Code Underdosing

Not Valid for Submission

T36.96 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 unspecified systemic antibiotic. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:T36.96
Short Description:Underdosing of unspecified systemic antibiotic
Long Description:Underdosing of unspecified systemic antibiotic

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

Replaced Code

This code was replaced in the 2020 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, 2019. This code was replaced for the FY 2020 (October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020).

  • 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)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T36.96 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
Antibiotic NECT36.91T36.92T36.93T36.94T36.95T36.96
Antibiotic NEC
  »aminoglycoside
T36.91T36.92T36.93T36.94T36.95T36.96
Antibiotic NEC
  »anticancer
T36.91T36.92T36.93T36.94T36.95T36.96
Antibiotic NEC
  »antifungal
T36.91T36.92T36.93T36.94T36.95T36.96
Antibiotic NEC
  »antimycobacterial
T36.91T36.92T36.93T36.94T36.95T36.96
Antibiotic NEC
  »antineoplastic
T36.91T36.92T36.93T36.94T36.95T36.96
Antibiotic NEC
  »cephalosporin (group)
T36.91T36.92T36.93T36.94T36.95T36.96
Antibiotic NEC
  »chloramphenicol (group)
T36.91T36.92T36.93T36.94T36.95T36.96
Antibiotic NEC
  »ENT
T36.91T36.92T36.93T36.94T36.95T36.96
Antibiotic NEC
  »eye
T36.91T36.92T36.93T36.94T36.95T36.96
Antibiotic NEC
  »fungicidal (local)
T36.91T36.92T36.93T36.94T36.95T36.96
Antibiotic NEC
  »intestinal
T36.91T36.92T36.93T36.94T36.95T36.96
Antibiotic NEC
  »b-lactam NEC
T36.91T36.92T36.93T36.94T36.95T36.96
Antibiotic NEC
  »local
T36.91T36.92T36.93T36.94T36.95T36.96
Antibiotic NEC
  »macrolides
T36.91T36.92T36.93T36.94T36.95T36.96
Antibiotic NEC
  »polypeptide
T36.91T36.92T36.93T36.94T36.95T36.96
Antibiotic NEC
  »specified NEC
T36.91T36.92T36.93T36.94T36.95T36.96
Antibiotic NEC
  »tetracycline (group)
T36.91T36.92T36.93T36.94T36.95T36.96
Antibiotic NEC
  »throat
T36.91T36.92T36.93T36.94T36.95T36.96

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.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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