ICD-10 Code T41.46

Underdosing of unspecified anesthetics

Version 2019 Replaced Code Non-Billable Code Underdosing
ICD-10:T41.46
Short Description:Underdosing of unspecified anesthetics
Long Description:Underdosing of unspecified anesthetics

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10 T41.46 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 anesthetics. 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:

  • T41.46XA - Underdosing of unspecified anesthetics, initial encounter
  • T41.46XD - Underdosing of unspecified anesthetics, subsequent encounter
  • T41.46XS - Underdosing of unspecified anesthetics, 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)
      • Anesthetics and therapeutic gases (T41)

Information for Medical Professionals

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T41.46 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
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »with muscle relaxant
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Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »with muscle relaxant
    »general
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Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »with muscle relaxant
    »local
T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »gaseous NEC
T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »general NEC
T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »halogenated hydrocarbon derivatives NEC
T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »infiltration NEC
T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »intravenous NEC
T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »local NEC
T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »rectal
T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »rectal
    »general
T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »rectal
    »local
T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »regional NEC
T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »spinal NEC
T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »thiobarbiturate
T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46
Anesthetic NEC [See Also: Anesthesia]
  »topical
T41.41T41.42T41.43T41.44T41.45T41.46

Information for Patients


Anesthesia

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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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?

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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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.