ICD-9 Code 968.3

Poisoning by intravenous anesthetics

Not Valid for Submission

968.3 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of poisoning by intravenous anesthetics. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: 968.3
Short Description:Poison-intraven anesthet
Long Description:Poisoning by intravenous anesthetics

Convert 968.3 to ICD-10

The following crosswalk between ICD-9 to ICD-10 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • T41.1X1A - Poisoning by intravenous anesthetics, accidental, init
  • T41.1X2A - Poisoning by intravenous anesthetics, self-harm, init
  • T41.1X3A - Poisoning by intravenous anesthetics, assault, init encntr
  • T41.1X4A - Poisoning by intravenous anesthetics, undetermined, init

Code Classification

  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Poisoning by drugs, medicinals and biological substances (960-979)
      • 968 Poisoning by other central nervous system depressants and anesthetics

Information for Medical Professionals

ICD-9 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-9 and ICD-10 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.