2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T59.81

Toxic effect of smoke

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • T59.81 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM T59.81 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of T59.81 - other international versions of ICD-10 T59.81 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Smoke inhalation
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (T59.81) and the excluded code together.
  • toxic effect of cigarette (tobacco) smoke (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T65.22

    Toxic effect of tobacco cigarettes

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Toxic effect of tobacco smoke
    Use Additional
    • code for exposure to second hand tobacco smoke (Z57.31, Z77.22)
    T65.22-
    )
The following code(s) above T59.81 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to T59.81:
  • S00-T88
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range S00-T88

    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes

    Note
    • Use secondary code(s) from Chapter 20, External causes of morbidity, to indicate cause of injury. Codes within the T section that include the external cause do not require an additional external cause code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify any retained foreign body, if applicable (Z18.-)
    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
  • T51-T65
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range T51-T65

    Toxic effects of substances chiefly nonmedicinal as to source

    Note
    • When no intent is indicated code to accidental. Undetermined intent is only for use when there is specific documentation in the record that the intent of the toxic effect cannot be determined.
    Type 1 Excludes
    • contact with and (suspected) exposure to toxic substances (Z77.-)
    Use Additional
    • code(s):
    • for all associated manifestations of toxic effect, such as: respiratory conditions due to external agents (J60-J70)
    • personal history of foreign body fully removed (Z87.821)
    • to identify any retained foreign body, if applicable (Z18.-)
    Toxic effects of substances chiefly nonmedicinal as to source
  • T59
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T59

    Toxic effect of other gases, fumes and vapors

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • aerosol propellants
    Type 1 Excludes
    • chlorofluorocarbons (T53.5)
    Toxic effect of other gases, fumes and vapors
Clinical Information
  • Pulmonary injury following the breathing in of toxic smoke from burning materials such as plastics, synthetics, building materials, etc. This injury is the most frequent cause of death in burn patients.
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to T59.81:
  • Code First: J70.5
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J70.5

    Respiratory conditions due to smoke inhalation

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Code First
    Type 2 Excludes
    • smoke inhalation due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors (J68.9)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to T59.81:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To T59.81
T59.7X2S …… sequela
T59.7X3 Toxic effect of carbon dioxide, assault
T59.7X3A …… initial encounter
T59.7X3D …… subsequent encounter
T59.7X3S …… sequela
T59.7X4 Toxic effect of carbon dioxide, undetermined
T59.7X4A …… initial encounter
T59.7X4D …… subsequent encounter
T59.7X4S …… sequela
T59.8 Toxic effect of other specified gases, fumes and vapors
T59.81 Toxic effect of smoke
T59.811 Toxic effect of smoke, accidental (unintentional)
T59.811A …… initial encounter
T59.811D …… subsequent encounter
T59.811S …… sequela
T59.812 Toxic effect of smoke, intentional self-harm
T59.812A …… initial encounter
T59.812D …… subsequent encounter
T59.812S …… sequela
T59.813 Toxic effect of smoke, assault
T59.813A …… initial encounter

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.