2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T85.735

Infection and inflammatory reaction due to cranial or spinal infusion catheter

    2017 - New Code 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • T85.735 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • Short description: I/I react d/t cranial or spinal infusion catheter
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM T85.735 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of T85.735 - other international versions of ICD-10 T85.735 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Infection and inflammatory reaction due to epidural catheter
  • Infection and inflammatory reaction due to intrathecal infusion catheter
  • Infection and inflammatory reaction due to subarachnoid catheter
  • Infection and inflammatory reaction due to subdural catheter
The following code(s) above T85.735 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 T85.735:
  • 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
  • T80-T88
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range T80-T88

    Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified

    Type 2 Excludes
    • any encounters with medical care for postprocedural conditions in which no complications are present, such as:
    • artificial opening status (Z93.-)
    • closure of external stoma (Z43.-)
    • fitting and adjustment of external prosthetic device (Z44.-)
    • burns and corrosions from local applications and irradiation (T20-T32)
    • complications of surgical procedures during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • mechanical complication of respirator [ventilator] (J95.850)
    • poisoning and toxic effects of drugs and chemicals (T36-T65 with fifth or sixth character 1-4 or 6)
    • postprocedural fever (R50.82)
    • specified complications classified elsewhere, such as:
    • cerebrospinal fluid leak from spinal puncture (G97.0)
    • colostomy malfunction (K94.0-)
    • disorders of fluid and electrolyte imbalance (E86-E87)
    • functional disturbances following cardiac surgery (I97.0-I97.1)
    • intraoperative and postprocedural complications of specified body systems (D78.-, E36.-, E89.-, G97.3-, G97.4, H59.3-, H59.-, H95.2-, H95.3, I97.4-, I97.5, J95.6-, J95.7, K91.6-, L76.-, M96.-, N99.-)
    • ostomy complications (J95.0-, K94.-, N99.5-)
    • postgastric surgery syndromes (K91.1)
    • postlaminectomy syndrome NEC (M96.1)
    • postmastectomy lymphedema syndrome (I97.2)
    • postsurgical blind-loop syndrome (K91.2)
    • ventilator associated pneumonia (J95.851)
    Use Additional
    • code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug (T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5)
    Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified
  • T85
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T85

    Complications of other internal prosthetic devices, implants and grafts

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • failure and rejection of transplanted organs and tissue (T86.-)
    Complications of other internal prosthetic devices, implants and grafts
  • T85.7
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T85.7

    Infection and inflammatory reaction due to other internal prosthetic devices, implants and grafts

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Use Additional
    • code to identify infection
    Infection and inflammatory reaction due to other internal prosthetic devices, implants and grafts
Code History
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): New code
  • 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to T85.735:
  • Complication(s) (from) (of)
    • catheter (device) - see also Complications, prosthetic device or implant
      • cranial infusion
        • infection and inflammation T85.735
      • epidural infusion T85.9
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T85.9

        Unspecified complication of internal prosthetic device, implant and graft

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Complication of internal prosthetic device, implant and graft NOS
        • infection and inflammation T85.735
      • intrathecal infusion
        • infection and inflammation T85.735
      • spinal infusion
        • infection and inflammation T85.735
      • subarachnoid infusion
        • infection and inflammation T85.735
      • subdural infusion T85.9
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T85.9

        Unspecified complication of internal prosthetic device, implant and graft

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Complication of internal prosthetic device, implant and graft NOS
        • infection and inflammation T85.735
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) B99.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B99.9

    Unspecified infectious disease

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    • due to or resulting from
      • device, implant or graft T85.79
        - see also Complications, by site and type, infection or inflammation
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T85.79

        Infection and inflammatory reaction due to other internal prosthetic devices, implants and grafts

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
        • catheter NEC T85.79
          ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T85.79

          Infection and inflammatory reaction due to other internal prosthetic devices, implants and grafts

            2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
          • infusion NEC T82.7
            ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T82.7

            Infection and inflammatory reaction due to other cardiac and vascular devices, implants and grafts

              2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
            Use Additional
            • code to identify infection
            • cranial T85.735
            • intrathecal T85.735
            • spinal T85.735 (epidural) (subdural)
            • subarachnoid T85.735
  • Inflammation, inflamed, inflammatory (with exudation)
    • due to device, implant or graft - see also Complications, by site and type, infection or inflammation
      • catheter T85.79
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T85.79

        Infection and inflammatory reaction due to other internal prosthetic devices, implants and grafts

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
        • infusion T82.7
          ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T82.7

          Infection and inflammatory reaction due to other cardiac and vascular devices, implants and grafts

            2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
          Use Additional
          • code to identify infection
          • cranial T85.735
          • intrathecal T85.735
          • spinal T85.735 (epidural) (subdural)
          • subarachnoid T85.735
  • Sepsis (generalized) (unspecified organism) A41.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A41.9

    Sepsis, unspecified organism

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Septicemia NOS
    • due to device, implant or graft T85.79
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T85.79

      Infection and inflammatory reaction due to other internal prosthetic devices, implants and grafts

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      • catheter NEC T85.79
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T85.79

        Infection and inflammatory reaction due to other internal prosthetic devices, implants and grafts

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
        • infusion NEC T82.7
          ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T82.7

          Infection and inflammatory reaction due to other cardiac and vascular devices, implants and grafts

            2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
          Use Additional
          • code to identify infection
          • spinal T85.735 (cranial) (epidural) (intrathecal) (spinal) (subarachnoid) (subdural)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To T85.735
T85.732D …… subsequent encounter
T85.732S …… sequela
T85.733 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to implanted electronic neurostimulator of spinal cord, electrode (lead)
T85.733A …… initial encounter
T85.733D …… subsequent encounter
T85.733S …… sequela
T85.734 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to implanted electronic neurostimulator, generator
T85.734A …… initial encounter
T85.734D …… subsequent encounter
T85.734S …… sequela
T85.735 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to cranial or spinal infusion catheter
T85.735A …… initial encounter
T85.735D …… subsequent encounter
T85.735S …… sequela
T85.738 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to other nervous system device, implant or graft
T85.738A …… initial encounter
T85.738D …… subsequent encounter
T85.738S …… sequela
T85.79 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to other internal prosthetic devices, implants and grafts
T85.79XA …… initial encounter
T85.79XD …… subsequent encounter

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