2021 ICD-10-CM Code T65.83

Toxic effect of fiberglass

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

T65.83 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 fiberglass. 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:T65.83
Short Description:Toxic effect of fiberglass
Long Description:Toxic effect of fiberglass

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 fiberglass

Non-specific codes like T65.83 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 fiberglass:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T65.831 for Toxic effect of fiberglass, accidental (unintentional)
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T65.831A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T65.831D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T65.831S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T65.832 for Toxic effect of fiberglass, intentional self-harm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T65.832A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T65.832D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T65.832S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T65.833 for Toxic effect of fiberglass, assault
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T65.833A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T65.833D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T65.833S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T65.834 for Toxic effect of fiberglass, undetermined
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T65.834A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T65.834D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T65.834S for sequela

Information for Patients


Inhalation Injuries

Inhalation injuries are acute injuries to your respiratory system and lungs. They can happen if you breathe in toxic substances, such as smoke (from fires), chemicals, particle pollution, and gases. Inhalation injuries can also be caused by extreme heat; these are a type of thermal injuries. Over half of deaths from fires are due to inhalation injuries.

Symptoms of inhalation injuries can depend on what you breathed in. But they often include

If you have a chronic heart or lung problem, an inhalation injury can make it worse.

To make a diagnosis, your health care provider may use a scope to look at your airways and check for damage. Other possible tests include imaging tests of the lungs, blood tests, and lung function tests.

If you have an inhalation injury, your health care provider will make sure that your airway is not blocked. Treatment is with oxygen therapy, and in some cases, medicines. Some patients need to use a ventilator to breathe. Most people get better, but some people have permanent lung or breathing problems. Smokers and people who had a severe injury are at a greater risk of having permanent problems.

You can take steps to try to prevent inhalation injuries:


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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)