Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 988.9
Toxic effect of unspecified noxious substance eaten as food
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Tox eff noxious food NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 988.9 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 988.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Toxic effect of noxious food
  • Toxic effect of noxious substance eaten as food
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 988.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T62.91XA Toxic effect of unspecified noxious substance eaten as food, accidental (unintentional), initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T62.92XA Toxic effect of unspecified noxious substance eaten as food, intentional self-harm, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T62.93XA Toxic effect of unspecified noxious substance eaten as food, assault, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T62.94XA Toxic effect of unspecified noxious substance eaten as food, undetermined, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 988.9:
  • Effect, adverse NEC
    • foodstuffs
      • allergic reaction (see also Allergy, food) 693.1
      • anaphylactic reaction or shock due to food NEC - see Anaphylactic reaction or shock, due to food
      • noxious 988.9
        • specified type NEC (see also Poisoning, by name of noxious foodstuff) 988.8
  • Poisoning (acute) - see also Table of Drugs and Chemicals
    • noxious foodstuffs (see also Poisoning, food, noxious) 988.9
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 988.9 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2014 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.