ICD-10-CM Code T54.3X1

Toxic effect of corrosive alkalis and alkali-like substances, accidental (unintentional)

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code Poisoning Accidental

Not Valid for Submission

T54.3X1 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of toxic effect of corrosive alkalis and alkali-like substances, accidental (unintentional). The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code T54.3X1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like accidental burning caused by lye, accidental poisoning by caustic alkalis, accidental poisoning by lye, accidental poisoning by sodium hydroxide, alkali burn of skin, alkaline chemical burn of conjunctival sac, etc

ICD-10:T54.3X1
Short Description:Toxic effect of corrosive alkalis and alk-like substnc, acc
Long Description:Toxic effect of corrosive alkalis and alkali-like substances, accidental (unintentional)

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

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 T54.3X1:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion 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.
  • Toxic effects of corrosive alkalis and alkali-like substances NOS

Synonyms

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

  • Accidental burning caused by lye
  • Accidental poisoning by caustic alkalis
  • Accidental poisoning by lye
  • Accidental poisoning by sodium hydroxide
  • Alkali burn of skin
  • Alkaline chemical burn of conjunctival sac
  • Alkaline chemical burn of cornea
  • Alkaline chemical burn of cornea and conjunctival sac
  • Alkaline chemical burn of cornea AND/OR conjunctival sac
  • Burn of conjuctival sac
  • Burn of conjunctiva
  • Burn of cornea and conjunctival sac
  • Burning caused by ammonia
  • Burning caused by caustic alkali
  • Burning caused by caustic oven cleaner
  • Burning caused by cement
  • Burning caused by lime
  • Chemical burn injury to conjunctiva
  • Chemical injury to cornea
  • Corrosives, acids and caustic alkalis causing toxic effect
  • Lye causing toxic effect
  • Toxic effect of caustic alkali
  • Toxic effect of potassium hydroxide
  • Toxic effect of sodium hydroxide

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Toxic effects of substances chiefly nonmedicinal as to source (T51-T65)
      • Toxic effect of corrosive substances (T54)

Code History

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

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T54.3X1 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. 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
Alkali (caustic)T54.3X1T54.3X2T54.3X3T54.3X4
Chloride of lime (bleach)T54.3X1T54.3X2T54.3X3T54.3X4
Drano (drain cleaner)T54.3X1T54.3X2T54.3X3T54.3X4
Hydroxide, causticT54.3X1T54.3X2T54.3X3T54.3X4
Lime (chloride)T54.3X1T54.3X2T54.3X3T54.3X4
Lye (concentrated)T54.3X1T54.3X2T54.3X3T54.3X4
Potash (caustic)T54.3X1T54.3X2T54.3X3T54.3X4
QuicklimeT54.3X1T54.3X2T54.3X3T54.3X4
Soda (caustic)T54.3X1T54.3X2T54.3X3T54.3X4
Soda (caustic)
  »bicarb
T54.3X1T54.3X2T54.3X3T54.3X4
Soda (caustic)
  »chlorinated
T54.3X1T54.3X2T54.3X3T54.3X4
Triethanolamine NECT54.3X1T54.3X2T54.3X3T54.3X4
Triethanolamine NEC
  »detergent
T54.3X1T54.3X2T54.3X3T54.3X4
Triethanolamine NEC
  »trinitrate (biphosphate)
T54.3X1T54.3X2T54.3X3T54.3X4