ICD-10 Code T63.693

Toxic effect of contact with other venomous marine animals, assault

Version 2019 Non-Billable Code Poisoning Assault

Not Valid for Submission

T63.693 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 contact with other venomous marine animals, assault. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10: T63.693
Short Description:Toxic effect of contact w oth venom marine animals, assault
Long Description:Toxic effect of contact with other venomous marine animals, assault

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

  • T63.693A - Toxic effect of contact with other venomous marine animals, assault, initial encounter
  • T63.693D - Toxic effect of contact with other venomous marine animals, assault, subsequent encounter
  • T63.693S - Toxic effect of contact with other venomous marine animals, 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 contact with venomous animals and plants (T63)

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

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T63.693 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
Coral (sting)T63.691T63.692T63.693T63.694
Coral (sting)
  »snake (bite) (venom)
T63.691T63.692T63.693T63.694
Marine (sting)T63.691T63.692T63.693T63.694
Marine (sting)
  »animals (sting)
T63.691T63.692T63.693T63.694
Marine (sting)
  »plants (sting)
T63.691T63.692T63.693T63.694
Nematocyst (sting)T63.691T63.692T63.693T63.694

Information for Patients


Animal Bites

Wild animals usually avoid people. They might attack, however, if they feel threatened, are sick, or are protecting their young or territory. Attacks by pets are more common. Animal bites rarely are life-threatening, but if they become infected, you can develop serious medical problems.

To prevent animal bites and complications from bites

  • Never pet, handle, or feed unknown animals
  • Leave snakes alone
  • Watch your children closely around animals
  • Vaccinate your cats, ferrets, and dogs against rabies
  • Spay or neuter your dog to make it less aggressive
  • Get a tetanus booster if you have not had one recently
  • Wear boots and long pants when you are in areas with venomous snakes

If an animal bites you, clean the wound with soap and water as soon as possible. Get medical attention if necessary.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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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.