Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 989.9
Toxic effect of unspecified substance, chiefly nonmedicinal as to source
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Tox eff nonmed subst NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 989.9 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 989.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Inflammation of brain and spinal cord due to toxic substance (disorder)
  • Inflammation of spinal cord due to toxin
  • Ingestion of toxic substance
  • Toxic effect of chiefly nonmedicinal substance
  • Toxic effect of nonmedicinal substance
  • Toxic encephalitis
  • Toxic encephalomyelitis
  • Toxic encephalomyelitis, toxin unspecified
  • Toxic myelitis
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 989.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T57.91XA Toxic effect of unspecified inorganic substance, accidental (unintentional), initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T57.92XA Toxic effect of unspecified inorganic substance, intentional self-harm, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T57.93XA Toxic effect of unspecified inorganic substance, assault, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T57.94XA Toxic effect of unspecified inorganic substance, undetermined, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T65.91XA Toxic effect of unspecified substance, accidental (unintentional), initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T65.92XA Toxic effect of unspecified substance, intentional self-harm, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T65.93XA Toxic effect of unspecified substance, assault, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T65.94XA Toxic effect of unspecified substance, undetermined, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 989.9:
  • Absorption
    • chemical NEC 989.9
      • specified chemical or substance - see Table of Drugs and Chemicals
      • through placenta or breast milk (fetus or newborn) 760.70
  • Effect, adverse NEC
    • chemical substance NEC 989.9
      • specified - see Table of Drugs and Chemicals
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