T63.2 - Toxic effect of venom of scorpion

Version 2023
ICD-10:T63.2
Short Description:Toxic effect of venom of scorpion
Long Description:Toxic effect of venom of scorpion
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 contact with venomous animals and plants (T63)

T63.2 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 venom of scorpion. 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 contact with venomous animals and plants (T63). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Toxic effect of venom of scorpion

Non-specific codes like T63.2 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 venom of scorpion:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T63.2X for Toxic effect of venom of scorpion
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T63.2X1 for Toxic effect of venom of scorpion, accidental (unintentional)
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T63.2X1A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T63.2X1D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T63.2X1S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T63.2X2 for Toxic effect of venom of scorpion, intentional self-harm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T63.2X2A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T63.2X2D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T63.2X2S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T63.2X3 for Toxic effect of venom of scorpion, assault
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T63.2X3A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T63.2X3D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T63.2X3S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T63.2X4 for Toxic effect of venom of scorpion, undetermined
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T63.2X4A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T63.2X4D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T63.2X4S for sequela

Patient Education


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