Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 973.1
Poisoning by irritant cathartics
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 973.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 973.1 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: 973.1 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM T47.2X1A Poisoning by stimulant laxatives, accidental (unintentional), initial encounter
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM T47.2X2A Poisoning by stimulant laxatives, intentional self-harm, initial encounter
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM T47.2X3A Poisoning by stimulant laxatives, assault, initial encounter
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM T47.2X4A Poisoning by stimulant laxatives, undetermined, initial encounter
Applies To
  • Bisacodyl
  • Castor oil
  • Phenolphthalein
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