Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 968.5
Surface (topical) and infiltration anesthetics
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 968.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 968.5 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: 968.5 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM T41.3X1A Poisoning by local anesthetics, accidental (unintentional), initial encounter
968.5 Excludes
  • poisoning by cocaine used as a central nervous system stimulant (970.81)
Applies To
  • Cocaine (topical)
  • Lidocaine [lignocaine]
  • Procaine
  • Tetracaine
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