ICD-10 Code T49.3X6

Underdosing of emollients, demulcents and protectants

Version 2019 Replaced Code Non-Billable Code Underdosing
ICD-10:T49.3X6
Short Description:Underdosing of emollients, demulcents and protectants
Long Description:Underdosing of emollients, demulcents and protectants

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10 T49.3X6 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 emollients, demulcents and protectants. 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:

  • T49.3X6A - Underdosing of emollients, demulcents and protectants, initial encounter
  • T49.3X6D - Underdosing of emollients, demulcents and protectants, subsequent encounter
  • T49.3X6S - Underdosing of emollients, demulcents and protectants, 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)
      • Topical skin/eye/ENT/dental drugs (T49)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups

The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC). The diagnosis code T49.3X6 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2019.

  • 949 - AFTERCARE WITH CC/MCC
  • 949 - AFTERCARE WITH CC/MCC
  • 950 - AFTERCARE WITHOUT CC/MCC
  • 950 - AFTERCARE WITHOUT CC/MCC

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T49.3X6 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
Acrylic resinT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
AllylthioureaT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Aminobenzoic acid (-p)T49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Arachis oilT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Arachis oil
  »cathartic
T49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Barrier creamT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
BentoniteT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
BenzophenonesT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Betula oilT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Calamine (lotion)T49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
CarbowaxT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Chlordiethyl benzamideT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Cold creamT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
CollodionT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Colophony adhesiveT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Corn starchT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Cornhusker's lotionT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Cottonseed oilT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Cyanoacrylate adhesiveT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Demulcent (external)T49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Demulcent (external)
  »specified NEC
T49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Emollient NECT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Filtering creamT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Flaxseed (medicinal)T49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
HomosalateT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Hydrophilic lotionT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Hydrous wool fatT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
LanolinT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
MecrilateT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
MeladininT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Melanizing agentsT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
MeloxineT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Methoxa-DomeT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
MexenoneT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Nutmeg oil (liniment)T49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Octafonium (chloride)T49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Oily preparation (for skin)T49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Ointment NECT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
OxsoralenT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
PABAT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
PadimateT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Para-aminobenzoic acidT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
PetrolatumT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Petrolatum
  »hydrophilic
T49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Petrolatum
  »liquid
T49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Petrolatum
  »liquid
    »topical
T49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Petrolatum
  »nonmedicinal
T49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Petrolatum
  »red veterinary
T49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Petrolatum
  »white
T49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Plaster dressingT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Plastic dressingT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Polyethylene adhesiveT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Protectant, skin NECT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
PyroxylinT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Rose water ointmentT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
SalolT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Solar lotionT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
SulisobenzoneT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Sweet oil (birch)T49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Talc powderT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
TalcumT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
ThiosinamineT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
TrimethylpsoralenT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
TrisoralenT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Ultraviolet light protectantT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Unna's bootT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
VaselineT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Wintergreen (oil)T49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
Wool fat (hydrous)T49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6
XanthotoxinT49.3X1T49.3X2T49.3X3T49.3X4T49.3X5T49.3X6

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?

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.