ICD-10 Code T54.3X3

Toxic effect of corrosive alkalis and alkali-like substances, assault

Version 2019 Non-Billable Code Poisoning Assault

Not Valid for Submission

T54.3X3 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, assault. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10: T54.3X3
Short Description:Toxic effect of corrosv alkalis and alk-like substnc, asslt
Long Description:Toxic effect of corrosive alkalis and alkali-like substances, assault

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

  • T54.3X3A - Toxic effect of corrosive alkalis and alkali-like substances, assault, initial encounter
  • T54.3X3D - Toxic effect of corrosive alkalis and alkali-like substances, assault, subsequent encounter
  • T54.3X3S - Toxic effect of corrosive alkalis and alkali-like substances, assault, sequela

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 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:

  • Assault by caustic alkalies
  • Assault by corrosive substance, except poisoning

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T54.3X3 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

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.