ICD-10-CM Code T39.396

Underdosing of other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAID]

Version 2020 Replaced Code Non-Billable Code Underdosing

Not Valid for Submission

T39.396 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 other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [nsaid]. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:T39.396
Short Description:Underdosing of other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
Long Description:Underdosing of other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAID]

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

  • T39.396A - Underdosing of other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAID], initial encounter
  • T39.396D - Underdosing of other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAID], subsequent encounter
  • T39.396S - Underdosing of other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAID], sequela

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)
      • Nonopioid analgesics, antipyretics and antirheumatics (T39)

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 T39.396 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
Anti-inflammatory drug NECT39.391T39.392T39.393T39.394T39.395T39.396
Anti-inflammatory drug NEC
  »local
T39.391T39.392T39.393T39.394T39.395T39.396
Anti-inflammatory drug NEC
  »nonsteroidal NEC
T39.391T39.392T39.393T39.394T39.395T39.396
Anti-inflammatory drug NEC
  »nonsteroidal NEC
    »propionic acid derivative
T39.391T39.392T39.393T39.394T39.395T39.396
Anti-inflammatory drug NEC
  »specified NEC
T39.391T39.392T39.393T39.394T39.395T39.396
DiclofenacT39.391T39.392T39.393T39.394T39.395T39.396
EtodolacT39.391T39.392T39.393T39.394T39.395T39.396
FenflumizoleT39.391T39.392T39.393T39.394T39.395T39.396
Flufenamic acidT39.391T39.392T39.393T39.394T39.395T39.396
IndometacinT39.391T39.392T39.393T39.394T39.395T39.396
IndomethacinT39.391T39.392T39.393T39.394T39.395T39.396
Indomethacin
  »farnesil
T39.391T39.392T39.393T39.394T39.395T39.396
IsoxicamT39.391T39.392T39.393T39.394T39.395T39.396
MeclofenamateT39.391T39.392T39.393T39.394T39.395T39.396
Meclofenamic acidT39.391T39.392T39.393T39.394T39.395T39.396
Mefenamic acidT39.391T39.392T39.393T39.394T39.395T39.396
NabumetoneT39.391T39.392T39.393T39.394T39.395T39.396
NimesulideT39.391T39.392T39.393T39.394T39.395T39.396
PiroxicamT39.391T39.392T39.393T39.394T39.395T39.396
Piroxicam
  »beta-cyclodextrin complex
T39.391T39.392T39.393T39.394T39.395T39.396
ProquazoneT39.391T39.392T39.393T39.394T39.395T39.396
SulindacT39.391T39.392T39.393T39.394T39.395T39.396
TenoxicamT39.391T39.392T39.393T39.394T39.395T39.396
TolmetinT39.391T39.392T39.393T39.394T39.395T39.396
UfenamateT39.391T39.392T39.393T39.394T39.395T39.396
ZomepiracT39.391T39.392T39.393T39.394T39.395T39.396

Information for Patients


Medication Errors

Medicines treat infectious diseases, prevent problems from chronic diseases, and ease pain. But medicines can also cause harmful reactions if not used correctly. Errors can happen in the hospital, at the health care provider's office, at the pharmacy, or at home. You can help prevent errors by

  • Knowing your medicines. When you get a prescription, ask the name of the medicine and check to make sure that the pharmacy gave you the right medicine. Make sure that you understand how often you should take the medicine and how long you should take it.
  • Keeping a list of medicines.
    • Write down all of the medicines that you are taking, including the names of your medicines, how much you take, and when you take them. Make sure to include any over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, supplements, and herbs that you take.
    • List the medicines that you are allergic to or that have caused you problems in the past.
    • Take this list with you every time you see a health care provider.
  • Reading medicine labels and following the directions. Don't just rely on your memory - read the medication label every time. Be especially careful when giving medicines to children.
  • Asking questions. If you don't know the answers to these questions, ask your health care provider or pharmacist:
    • Why am I taking this medicine?
    • What are the common side effects?
    • What should I do if I have side effects?
    • When should I stop this medicine?
    • Can I take this medicine with the other medicines and supplements on my list?
    • Do I need to avoid certain foods or alcohol while taking this medicine?

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Pain Relievers

Pain relievers are medicines that reduce or relieve headaches, sore muscles, arthritis, or other aches and pains. There are many different pain medicines, and each one has advantages and risks. Some types of pain respond better to certain medicines than others. Each person may also have a slightly different response to a pain reliever.

Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are good for many types of pain. There are two main types of OTC pain medicines: acetaminophen (Tylenol) and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Aspirin, naproxen (Aleve), and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) are examples of OTC NSAIDs.

If OTC medicines don't relieve your pain, your doctor may prescribe something stronger. Many NSAIDs are also available at higher prescription doses. The most powerful pain relievers are opioids. They are very effective, but they can sometimes have serious side effects. There is also a risk of addiction. Because of the risks, you must use them only under a doctor's supervision.

There are many things you can do to help ease pain. Pain relievers are just one part of a pain treatment plan.


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