ICD-10 Code T65.6X2

Toxic effect of paints and dyes, not elsewhere classified, intentional self-harm

Version 2019 Non-Billable Code Poisoning Intentional

Not Valid for Submission

T65.6X2 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, intentional self-harm. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10: T65.6X2
Short Description:Toxic effect of paints and dyes, NEC, intentional self-harm
Long Description:Toxic effect of paints and dyes, not elsewhere classified, intentional self-harm

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

  • T65.6X2A - Toxic effect of paints and dyes, not elsewhere classified, intentional self-harm, initial encounter
  • T65.6X2D - Toxic effect of paints and dyes, not elsewhere classified, intentional self-harm, subsequent encounter
  • T65.6X2S - Toxic effect of paints and dyes, not elsewhere classified, intentional self-harm, 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 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 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 T65.6X2 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
AcridineT65.6X1T65.6X2T65.6X3T65.6X4
Acridine
  »vapor
T65.6X1T65.6X2T65.6X3T65.6X4
CochinealT65.6X1T65.6X2T65.6X3T65.6X4
Cochineal
  »medicinal products
T65.6X1T65.6X2T65.6X3T65.6X4
Dye NECT65.6X1T65.6X2T65.6X3T65.6X4
Dye NEC
  »antiseptic
T65.6X1T65.6X2T65.6X3T65.6X4
Dye NEC
  »diagnostic agents
T65.6X1T65.6X2T65.6X3T65.6X4
Dye NEC
  »pharmaceutical NEC
T65.6X1T65.6X2T65.6X3T65.6X4
LacquerT65.6X1T65.6X2T65.6X3T65.6X4
Paint NECT65.6X1T65.6X2T65.6X3T65.6X4
Paint NEC
  »cleaner
T65.6X1T65.6X2T65.6X3T65.6X4
Paint NEC
  »fumes NEC
T65.6X1T65.6X2T65.6X3T65.6X4
Paint NEC
  »lead (fumes)
T65.6X1T65.6X2T65.6X3T65.6X4
Paint NEC
  »solvent NEC
T65.6X1T65.6X2T65.6X3T65.6X4
Paint NEC
  »stripper
T65.6X1T65.6X2T65.6X3T65.6X4
StainsT65.6X1T65.6X2T65.6X3T65.6X4

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.

Environmental Protection Agency


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Suicide

Suicide is the tenth most common cause of death in the United States. People may consider suicide when they are hopeless and can't see any other solution to their problems. Often it's related to serious depression, alcohol or substance abuse, or a major stressful event.

People who have the highest risk of suicide are white men. But women and teens report more suicide attempts. If someone talks about suicide, you should take it seriously. Urge them to get help from their doctor or the emergency room, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). It is available 24/7.

Therapy and medicines can help most people who have suicidal thoughts. Treating mental illnesses and substance abuse can reduce the risk of suicide.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health


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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.