ICD-10 Code T36.96

Underdosing of unspecified systemic antibiotic

Version 2019 Replaced Code Non-Billable Code Underdosing
ICD-10:T36.96
Short Description:Underdosing of unspecified systemic antibiotic
Long Description:Underdosing of unspecified systemic antibiotic

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10 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 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

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

  • T36.96XA - Underdosing of unspecified systemic antibiotic, initial encounter
  • T36.96XD - Underdosing of unspecified systemic antibiotic, subsequent encounter
  • T36.96XS - Underdosing of unspecified systemic antibiotic, 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

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.

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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.