2021 ICD-10-CM Code T65.5X

Toxic effect of nitroglycerin and other nitric acids and esters

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

T65.5X is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of toxic effect of nitroglycerin and other nitric acids and esters. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 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.

ICD-10:T65.5X
Short Description:Toxic effect of nitro and oth nitric acids and esters
Long Description:Toxic effect of nitroglycerin and other nitric acids and esters

Code Classification

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Toxic effect of other and unspecified substances (T65). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Toxic effect of nitro and oth nitric acids and esters

Non-specific codes like T65.5X 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 nitro and oth nitric acids and esters:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T65.5X1 for Toxic effect of nitroglycerin and other nitric acids and esters, accidental (unintentional)
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T65.5X1A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T65.5X1D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T65.5X1S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T65.5X2 for Toxic effect of nitroglycerin and other nitric acids and esters, intentional self-harm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T65.5X2A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T65.5X2D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T65.5X2S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T65.5X3 for Toxic effect of nitroglycerin and other nitric acids and esters, assault
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T65.5X3A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T65.5X3D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T65.5X3S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T65.5X4 for Toxic effect of nitroglycerin and other nitric acids and esters, undetermined
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T65.5X4A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T65.5X4D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T65.5X4S for sequela

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

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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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)