ICD-10 Code T50.8X2

Poisoning by diagnostic agents, intentional self-harm

Version 2019 Replaced Code Non-Billable Code Poisoning Intentional

Not Valid for Submission

T50.8X2 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of poisoning by diagnostic agents, intentional self-harm. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10: T50.8X2
Short Description:Poisoning by diagnostic agents, intentional self-harm
Long Description:Poisoning by diagnostic agents, intentional self-harm

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

  • T50.8X2A - Poisoning by diagnostic agents, intentional self-harm, initial encounter
  • T50.8X2D - Poisoning by diagnostic agents, intentional self-harm, subsequent encounter
  • T50.8X2S - Poisoning by diagnostic agents, intentional self-harm, 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)
      • Diuretics and oth and unsp drug/meds/biol subst (T50)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (first year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA mandated 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

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Contrast media overdose
  • Contrast media overdose
  • Contrast media poisoning
  • Contrast media poisoning
  • Diagnostic dye poisoning
  • Intentional diagnostic dye poisoning
  • Intentional magnetic resonance imaging contrast media overdose
  • Intentional magnetic resonance imaging contrast media poisoning
  • Intentional radiopharmaceutical overdose
  • Intentional radiopharmaceutical poisoning
  • Intentional X-ray contrast media poisoning
  • Intentional X-ray diagnostic contrast media overdose
  • Magnetic resonance imaging contrast media overdose
  • Magnetic resonance imaging contrast media poisoning
  • Radiopharmaceutical overdose
  • Radiopharmaceutical poisoning
  • X-ray contrast media overdose
  • X-ray contrast media poisoning

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T50.8X2 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
Acetrizoate (sodium)T50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Acetrizoic acidT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
AdipiodoneT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
AmetazoleT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
AmidotrizoateT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Aminohippuric acidT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Angio-ConrayT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
AzuresinT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
BentiromideT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
BetazoleT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
BiligrafinT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
BilopaqueT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
BromsulfophthaleinT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
BunamiodylT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
CardiografinT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Cardio-greenT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
CeruletideT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
CholebrineT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
CholecystokininT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
CholografinT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
CoccidioidinT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Congo redT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Contrast medium, radiographyT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Diagnostic agent NECT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
DiatrizoateT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
DiodoneT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Ethiodized oil (131 I)T50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Evans blueT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Fludeoxyglucose (18F)T50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
FluoresceinT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Frei antigenT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Gadopentetic acidT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
GastrografinT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
HistalogT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Histamine (phosphate)T50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
HistoplasminT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
HypaqueT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Indigo carmineT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Indocyanine greenT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
InulinT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Iobenzamic acidT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Iocarmic acidT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Iocetamic acidT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
IodamideT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
IodinatedT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Iodinated
  »contrast medium
T50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Iodinated
  »glycerol
T50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Iodinated
  »human serum albumin (131I)
T50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
IodipamideT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Iodized (poppy seed) oilT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Iodocholesterol (131I)T50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Iodohippuric acidT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Iodopanoic acidT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Iodophthalein (sodium)T50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
IodopyracetT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Iodoxamic acidT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
IofendylateT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Ioglycamic acidT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
IohexolT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
IopamidolT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Iopanoic acidT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Iophenoic acidT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Iopodate, sodiumT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Iopodic acidT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
IopromideT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
IopydolT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Iotalamic acidT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
IothalamateT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
IotrolT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
IotrolanT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
IotroxateT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Iotroxic acidT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
IoversolT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
IoxaglateT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Ioxaglic acidT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Ioxitalamic acidT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Ipodate, calciumT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
IprofeninT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
LidofeninT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Lygranum (skin test)T50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Lymphogranuloma venereum antigenT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Methiodal sodiumT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
MetrizamideT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Metrizoic acidT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
MetyraponeT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
OragrafinT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Penicilloyl polylysineT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
PentagastrinT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
PeptavlonT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
PhenobutiodilT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
PhenolsulfonphthaleinT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
PropyliodoneT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
PSP (phenolsulfonphthalein)T50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Radioactive drug NECT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Radio-opaque (drugs) (materials)T50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
RenografinT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Rose bengal sodium (131I)T50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Rubidium chloride Rb82T50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
SecretinT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Selenomethionine (75Se)T50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
SincalideT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Sulfan blue (diagnostic dye)T50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Sulfobromophthalein (sodium)T50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
SulfobromphthaleinT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Sulfonphthal, sulfonphtholT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Sulkowitch's reagentT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Sulphan blueT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
TelepaqueT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Thorium dioxide suspensionT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Toxin, diphtheria (Schick Test)T50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Tuberculin, purified protein derivative (PPD)T50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
TyropanoateT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
UrokonT50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6
Xenon (127Xe) (133Xe)T50.8X1T50.8X2T50.8X3T50.8X4T50.8X5T50.8X6

Information for Patients


Poisoning

A poison is any substance that is harmful to your body. You might swallow it, inhale it, inject it, or absorb it through your skin. Any substance can be poisonous if too much is taken. Poisons can include

  • Prescription or over-the-counter medicines taken in doses that are too high
  • Overdoses of illegal drugs
  • Carbon monoxide from gas appliances
  • Household products, such as laundry powder or furniture polish
  • Pesticides
  • Indoor or outdoor plants
  • Metals such as lead and mercury

The effects of poisoning range from short-term illness to brain damage, coma, and death. To prevent poisoning it is important to use and store products exactly as their labels say. Keep dangerous products where children can't get to them. Treatment for poisoning depends on the type of poison. If you suspect someone has been poisoned, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 right away.


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Self-Harm

What is self-harm?

Self-harm, or self-injury, is when a person hurts his or her own body on purpose. The injuries may be minor, but sometimes they can be severe. They may leave permanent scars or cause serious health problems. Some examples are

  • Cutting yourself (such as using a razor blade, knife, or other sharp object to cut your skin)
  • Punching yourself or punching things (like a wall)
  • Burning yourself with cigarettes, matches, or candles
  • Pulling out your hair
  • Poking objects through body openings
  • Breaking your bones or bruising yourself

Self-harm is not a mental disorder. It is a behavior - an unhealthy way to cope with strong feelings. However, some of the people who harm themselves do have a mental disorder.

People who harm themselves are usually not trying to kill themselves. But they are at higher risk of attempting suicide if they do not get help.

Why do people harm themselves?

There are different reasons why people harm themselves. Often, they have trouble coping and dealing with their feelings. They harm themselves to try to

  • Make themselves feel something, when they feel empty or numb inside
  • Block upsetting memories
  • Show that they need help
  • Release strong feelings that overwhelm them, such as anger, loneliness, or hopelessness
  • Punish themselves
  • Feel a sense of control

Who is at risk for self-harm?

There are people of all ages who harm themselves, but it usually starts in the teen or early adult years. Self-harm is more common in people who

  • Were abused or went through a trauma as children
  • Have mental disorders, such as
    • Depression
    • Eating disorders
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder
    • Certain personality disorders
  • Abuse drugs or alcohol
  • Have friends who self-harm
  • Have low self-esteem

What are the signs of self-harm?

Signs that someone may be hurting themselves include

  • Having frequent cuts, bruises, or scars
  • Wearing long sleeves or pants even in hot weather
  • Making excuses about injuries
  • Having sharp objects around for no clear reason

How can I help someone who self-harms?

If someone you know is self-harming, it is important not to be judgmental. Let that person know that you want to help. If the person is a child or teenager, ask him or her to talk to a trusted adult. If he or she won't do that, talk to a trusted adult yourself. If the person who is self-harming is an adult, suggest mental health counseling.

What the treatments are for self-harm?

There are no medicines to treat self-harming behaviors. But there are medicines to treat any mental disorders that the person may have, such as anxiety and depression. Treating the mental disorder may weaken the urge to self-harm.

Mental health counseling or therapy can also help by teaching the person

  • Problem-solving skills
  • New ways to cope with strong emotions
  • Better relationship skills
  • Ways to strengthen self-esteem

If the problem is severe, the person may need more intensive treatment in a psychiatric hospital or a mental health day program.


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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.