ICD-10-CM Code T59.89

Toxic effect of other specified gases, fumes and vapors

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

T59.89 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 other specified gases, fumes and vapors. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:T59.89
Short Description:Toxic effect of other specified gases, fumes and vapors
Long Description:Toxic effect of other specified gases, fumes and vapors

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

  • T59.891 - ... accidental (unintentional)
  • T59.891A - ... accidental (unintentional), initial encounter
  • T59.891D - ... accidental (unintentional), subsequent encounter
  • T59.891S - ... accidental (unintentional), sequela
  • T59.892 - ... intentional self-harm
  • T59.892A - ... intentional self-harm, initial encounter
  • T59.892D - ... intentional self-harm, subsequent encounter
  • T59.892S - ... intentional self-harm, sequela
  • T59.893 - ... assault
  • T59.893A - ... assault, initial encounter
  • T59.893D - ... assault, subsequent encounter
  • T59.893S - ... assault, sequela
  • T59.894 - ... undetermined
  • T59.894A - ... undetermined, initial encounter
  • T59.894D - ... undetermined, subsequent encounter
  • T59.894S - ... undetermined, 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 other gases, fumes and vapors (T59)

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

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

  • Prescription or over-the-counter medicines taken in doses that are too high
  • Overdoses of illegal drugs
  • Carbon monoxide from gas appliances
  • Household products, such as laundry powder or furniture polish
  • Pesticides
  • Indoor or outdoor plants
  • Metals such as lead and mercury

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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