ICD-10-CM Code T65.6X1

Toxic effect of paints and dyes, not elsewhere classified, accidental (unintentional)

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code Poisoning Accidental

Not Valid for Submission

T65.6X1 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 paints and dyes, not elsewhere classified, accidental (unintentional). The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code T65.6X1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like accidental exposure to anticlimbing paint, accidental exposure to antifouling paint, accidental exposure to antigraffiti paint, accidental exposure to paint, accidental exposure to paint, accidental exposure to solid paint, etc

Short Description:Toxic effect of paints and dyes, NEC, accidental
Long Description:Toxic effect of paints and dyes, not elsewhere classified, accidental (unintentional)

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

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code T65.6X1:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Toxic effect of paints and dyes NOS


The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Accidental exposure to anticlimbing paint
  • Accidental exposure to antifouling paint
  • Accidental exposure to antigraffiti paint
  • Accidental exposure to paint
  • Accidental exposure to paint
  • Accidental exposure to solid paint
  • Accidental exposure to special finish paint
  • Accidental poisoning by lacquers
  • Accidental poisoning by non-lead paints
  • Accidental poisoning by oil colors
  • Acute phototoxic reaction
  • Aerosol paint causing toxic effect
  • Anticlimbing paint causing toxic effect
  • Antifouling paint causing toxic effect
  • Antigraffiti paint causing toxic effect
  • Azo-dye-induced angioedema-urticaria
  • Blacking causing toxic effect
  • Chemical-aggravated angioedema-urticaria
  • Liquid paint causing toxic effect
  • Paint causing toxic effect
  • Phototoxic reaction to dye
  • Phototoxic reaction to topical chemical
  • Shoe care product causing toxic effect
  • Shoe dye causing toxic effect
  • Solid paint causing toxic effect
  • Special finish paint causing toxic effect

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 and unspecified substances (T65)

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

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T65.6X1 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
  »medicinal products
Dye NECT65.6X1T65.6X2T65.6X3T65.6X4
  »diagnostic agents
  »pharmaceutical NEC
Paint NECT65.6X1T65.6X2T65.6X3T65.6X4
Paint NEC
Paint NEC
  »fumes NEC
Paint NEC
  »lead (fumes)
Paint NEC
  »solvent NEC
Paint NEC

Information for Patients

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

  • Oven and drain cleaners
  • Laundry powder
  • Floor polish
  • Paint thinners, strippers and removers
  • Pesticides
  • Grease and rust removers
  • Motor oil and fuel additives
  • Arts and craft supplies

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, inhale or get them on your skin.

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