T55.0 - Toxic effect of soaps

Version 2023
ICD-10:T55.0
Short Description:Toxic effect of soaps
Long Description:Toxic effect of soaps
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
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 soaps and detergents (T55)

T55.0 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of toxic effect of soaps. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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.

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Toxic effect of soaps and detergents (T55). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Toxic effect of soaps

Non-specific codes like T55.0 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 toxic effect of soaps:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T55.0X for Toxic effect of soaps
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T55.0X1 for Toxic effect of soaps, accidental (unintentional)
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T55.0X1A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T55.0X1D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T55.0X1S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T55.0X2 for Toxic effect of soaps, intentional self-harm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T55.0X2A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T55.0X2D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T55.0X2S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T55.0X3 for Toxic effect of soaps, assault
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T55.0X3A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T55.0X3D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T55.0X3S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T55.0X4 for Toxic effect of soaps, undetermined
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T55.0X4A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T55.0X4D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T55.0X4S for sequela

Patient Education


Household Products

The products you use for cleaning, carpentry, auto repair, gardening, and many other household uses can contain ingredients that can harm you, your family, and the environment. These include :

Toxic substances in these products can cause harm if inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed through the skin. People respond to toxic substances in different ways. At high doses, a toxic substance might cause birth defects or other serious problems, including brain damage or death.

To avoid problems, keep products in the containers they come in and use them exactly as the label says. Follow label directions or get medical help if you swallow or inhale them or get them on your skin.

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