2021 ICD-10-CM Code T50.992

Poisoning by other drugs, medicaments and biological substances, intentional self-harm

Version 2021
Replaced Code
Non-Billable Code
Poisoning Intentional

Not Valid for Submission

T50.992 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 other drugs, medicaments and biological substances, intentional self-harm. 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 T50.992 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acitretin overdose, etretinate overdose, immunostimulant overdose, immunostimulant poisoning, intentional acitretin overdose , intentional etretinate overdose, etc.

ICD-10:T50.992
Short Description:Poisoning by oth drug/meds/biol subst, intentional self-harm
Long Description:Poisoning by other drugs, medicaments and biological substances, intentional self-harm

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Poisoning by oth drug/meds/biol subst, intentional self-harm

Header codes like T50.992 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 oth drug/meds/biol subst, intentional self-harm:

Replaced Code

This code was replaced in the 2021 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, 2020. This code was replaced for the FY 2021 (October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021).


  • K59.03 - Drug induced constipation

Approximate Synonyms

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

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T50.992 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
Acetohydroxamic acidT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
AcitretinT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
ArginineT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Arginine
  »glutamate
T50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Baking sodaT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
BergaptenT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
BHAT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Bromophenol blue reagentT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Butylated hydroxy-anisoleT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
CalcitoninT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Calculus-dissolving drugT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
CanthaxanthinT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
CetomacrogolT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
ChlorophyllT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
CianidanolT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Clodronic acidT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Coenzyme AT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Cogalactoiso-meraseT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
CollagenT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Colorant [See Also: Dye]T50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
CyclamateT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Deanol (aceglumate)T50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Diacetyl monoximeT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994
ElcatoninT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
EpomediolT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
EtidronateT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Etidronic acid (disodium salt)T50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
EtretinateT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Fat suspension, intravenousT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Gallium citrateT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
GelsemineT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Gluconic acidT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
GlycerophosphateT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Guaiac reagentT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
InositolT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Inositol
  »nicotinate
T50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
IntravenousT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Intravenous
  »amino acids
T50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Intravenous
  »fat suspension
T50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
IsotretinoinT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
LevocarnitineT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
LevoglutamideT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
MacrogolT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
MethionineT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
MethoxsalenT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
5-Methoxypsoralen (5-MOP)T50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
8-Methoxypsoralen (8-MOP)T50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Methylethyl celluloseT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
MonooctanoinT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
OctanoinT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
OrazamideT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Ornithine aspartateT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Palm kernel oilT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
ParathormoneT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Parathyroid extractT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Phenaphthazine reagentT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Protein hydrolysateT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Psoralens (medicinal)T50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
SerotoninT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
SilibininT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
SilymarinT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Teriparatide (acetate)T50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
ThioctamideT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Thioctic acidT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
TidiacicT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
TioproninT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
TragacanthT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Ursodeoxycholic acidT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
UrsodiolT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996

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

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

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

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

What are the signs of self-harm?

Signs that someone may be hurting themselves include

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

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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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)