Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 985.9
Toxic effect of unspecified metal
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Toxic effect metal NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 985.9 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 985.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Accidental poisoning by metal
  • Heavy metal food poisoning
  • Heavy-metal-induced tubulointerstitial nephritis
  • Metal fever
  • Molybdenum poisoning
  • Spelters' fever
  • Toxic effect of metal
  • Welders ague
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 985.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T56.91XA Toxic effect of unspecified metal, accidental (unintentional), initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T56.92XA Toxic effect of unspecified metal, intentional self-harm, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T56.93XA Toxic effect of unspecified metal, assault, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T56.94XA Toxic effect of unspecified metal, undetermined, initial encounter
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