Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 961.2
Poisoning by heavy metal anti-infectives
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 961.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 961.2 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 961.2 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM T37.8X1A Poisoning by other specified systemic anti-infectives and antiparasitics, accidental (unintentional), initial encounter
Clinical Information
  • Acute or chronic disease produced by exposure to mercury or toxic mercury compounds
  • Poisoning due to absorption or ingestion of lead or one of its salts; symptoms include loss of appetite, weight loss, colic, constipation, insomnia, headache, dizziness, irritability, moderate hypertension, albuminuria, anemia, encephalopathy, and peripheral neuropathy leading to paralysis
961.2 Excludes
  • mercurial diuretics (974.0)
Applies To
  • Compounds of:
    • antimony
    • bismuth
    • lead
    • mercury
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 961.2:
  • Argyria, argyriasis NEC 985.8
    • from drug or medicinal agent
      • correct substance properly administered 709.09
      • overdose or wrong substance given or taken 961.2
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