T55.0X2A - Toxic effect of soaps, intentional self-harm, initial encounter

Version 2023
ICD-10:T55.0X2A
Short Description:Toxic effect of soaps, intentional self-harm, init encntr
Long Description:Toxic effect of soaps, intentional self-harm, initial encounter
Status: 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)

T55.0X2A is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of toxic effect of soaps, intentional self-harm, initial encounter. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

T55.0X2A is an initial encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used while the patient is receiving active treatment for a condition like toxic effect of soaps intentional self-harm. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines an "initial encounter" doesn't necessarily means "initial visit". The 7th character should be used when the patient is undergoing active treatment regardless if new or different providers saw the patient over the course of a treatment. The appropriate 7th character codes should also be used even if the patient delayed seeking treatment for a condition.

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:

Convert to ICD-9 Code

Source ICD-10 CodeTarget ICD-9 Code
T55.0X2A989.6 - Toxic eff soap/detergent
Combination Flag - Multiple codes are needed to describe the source diagnosis code. Correct coding should be done based on contextual judgment.
T55.0X2AE950.7 - Poison-corrosiv/caustic
Combination Flag - Multiple codes are needed to describe the source diagnosis code. Correct coding should be done based on contextual judgment.

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The parent code T55.0X2 of the current diagnosis code is referenced 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.

According to ICD-10 coding guidelines it is advised to do not code directly from the Table of Drugs and Chemicals, instead always refer back to the Tabular List when doing the initial coding. Each substance in the table is assigned a code according to the poisoning classification and external causes of adverse effects. It is important to use as many codes as necessary to specify all reported drugs, medicinal or chemical substances. If the same diagnosis code describes the causative agent for more than one adverse reaction, poisoning, toxic effect or underdosing, utilize the code only once.

Substance Poisoning
Accidental
(unintentional)
Poisoning
Accidental
self-harm
Poisoning
Assault
Poisoning
Undetermined
Adverse
effect
Underdosing
ShampooT55.0X1T55.0X2T55.0X3T55.0X4
Soap (powder) (product)T55.0X1T55.0X2T55.0X3T55.0X4
Soap (powder) (product)
  »enema
T55.0X1T55.0X2T55.0X3T55.0X4
Soap (powder) (product)
  »medicinal, soft
T55.0X1T55.0X2T55.0X3T55.0X4
Soap (powder) (product)
  »superfatted
T55.0X1T55.0X2T55.0X3T55.0X4
Soft soapT55.0X1T55.0X2T55.0X3T55.0X4

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.

Environmental Protection Agency


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Suicide

What is suicide?

Suicide is the taking of one's own life. It is a death that happens when someone harms themselves because they want to end their life. A suicide attempt is when someone harms themselves to try to end their life, but they do not die.

Suicide is a major public health problem and a leading cause of death in the United States. The effects of suicide go beyond the person who acts to take his or her life. It can also have a lasting effect on family, friends, and communities.

Who is at risk for suicide?

Suicide does not discriminate. It can touch anyone, anywhere, at any time. But there are certain factors that can contribute to the risk of suicide, including:

What are the warning signs for suicide?

The warning signs for suicide include:

Some people may tell others about their suicidal thoughts. But others may try to hide them. This can make some of the signs harder to spot.

What should I do if I need help or know someone who does?

If you or someone you know has the warning signs for suicide, get help right away, especially if there is a change in behavior. If it is an emergency, dial 911. Otherwise there are five steps that you can take:

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health


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Code History