Not Valid for Submission
T41.3X1 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of poisoning by local anesthetics, accidental (unintentional). The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.
The ICD-10-CM code T41.3X1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like accidental benzocaine overdose, accidental benzocaine poisoning, accidental bupivacaine overdose, accidental bupivacaine poisoning, accidental cinchocaine overdose , accidental cinchocaine poisoning, etc.
Specific Coding for Poisoning by local anesthetics, accidental (unintentional)
Header codes like T41.3X1 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for poisoning by local anesthetics, accidental (unintentional):
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code T41.3X1:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Poisoning by local anesthetics NOS
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Accidental benzocaine overdose
- Accidental benzocaine poisoning
- Accidental bupivacaine overdose
- Accidental bupivacaine poisoning
- Accidental cinchocaine overdose
- Accidental cinchocaine poisoning
- Accidental lidocaine overdose
- Accidental local cocaine overdose
- Accidental overdose by cocaine
- Accidental oxybuprocaine overdose
- Accidental oxybuprocaine poisoning
- Accidental peripheral nerve and plexus-blocking anesthetic poisoning
- Accidental poisoning by lignocaine
- Accidental poisoning by local anesthetic
- Accidental poisoning by procaine
- Accidental poisoning by tetracaine
- Accidental prilocaine overdose
- Accidental prilocaine poisoning
- Accidental procaine overdose
- Accidental proxymetacaine overdose
- Accidental proxymetacaine poisoning
- Accidental spinal anesthetic poisoning
- Benzocaine overdose
- Benzocaine poisoning
- Bupivacaine overdose
- Bupivacaine poisoning
- Cinchocaine overdose
- Cinchocaine poisoning
- Lidocaine overdose
- Local anesthetic agent overdose
- Local anesthetic toxicity
- Local cocaine overdose
- Oxybuprocaine overdose
- Oxybuprocaine poisoning
- Poisoning by lidocaine
- Poisoning by peripheral nerve AND/OR plexus-blocking anesthetic
- Poisoning by procaine
- Poisoning by spinal anesthetic
- Poisoning by surface AND/OR infiltration anesthetic
- Poisoning by tetracaine
- Prilocaine overdose
- Prilocaine poisoning
- Procaine overdose
- Proxymetacaine overdose
- Proxymetacaine poisoning
Table of Drugs and Chemicals
The code T41.3X1 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. According to ICD-10 coding guidelines it is advised to do not code directly from the Table of Drugs and Chemicals, instead always refer back to the Tabular List when doing the initial coding. Each substance in the table is assigned a code according to the poisoning classification and external causes of adverse effects. It is important to use as many codes as necessary to specify all reported drugs, medicinal or chemical substances. If the same diagnosis code describes the causative agent for more than one adverse reaction, poisoning, toxic effect or underdosing, utilize the code only once.
Information for Patients
If you are having surgery, your doctor will give you medicine called an anesthetic. Anesthetics reduce or prevent pain. There are three main types:
- Local - numbs one small area of the body. You stay awake and alert.
- Regional - blocks pain in an area of the body, such an arm or leg. A common type is epidural anesthesia, which is often used during childbirth.
- General - makes you unconscious. You do not feel any pain, and you do not remember the procedure afterwards.
You may also get a mild sedative to relax you. You stay awake but may not remember the procedure afterwards. Sedation can be used with or without anesthesia.
The type of anesthesia or sedation you get depends on many factors. They include the procedure you are having and your current health.
- Conscious sedation for surgical procedures (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Epidural block (Medical Encyclopedia)
- General anesthesia (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Spinal and epidural anesthesia (Medical Encyclopedia)
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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?
Food and Drug Administration
- 6 Tips to Avoid Medication Mistakes (Food and Drug Administration)
- How and when to get rid of unused medicines (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Keeping your medications organized (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Medication safety during your hospital stay (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Medication safety: Filling your prescription (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Storing your medicines (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Taking medicine at home - create a routine (Medical Encyclopedia)
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