2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T88.8

Other specified complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • T88.8 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • Short description: Oth complications of surgical and medical care, NEC
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM T88.8 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of T88.8 - other international versions of ICD-10 T88.8 may differ.
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Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation. In most cases the manifestation codes will have in the code title, "in diseases classified elsewhere." Codes with this title are a component of the etiology/manifestation convention. The code title indicates that it is a manifestation code. "In diseases classified elsewhere" codes are never permitted to be used as first listed or principle diagnosis codes. They must be used in conjunction with an underlying condition code and they must be listed following the underlying condition.
  • code to identify the complication
The following code(s) above T88.8 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 T88.8:
  • S00-T88
    2020 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
    2020 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
  • T88
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T88

    Other complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • complication following infusion, transfusion and therapeutic injection (T80.-)
    • complication following procedure NEC (T81.-)
    • complications of anesthesia in labor and delivery (O74.-)
    • complications of anesthesia in pregnancy (O29.-)
    • complications of anesthesia in puerperium (O89.-)
    • complications of devices, implants and grafts (T82-T85)
    • complications of obstetric surgery and procedure (O75.4)
    • dermatitis due to drugs and medicaments (L23.3, L24.4, L25.1, L27.0-L27.1)
    • poisoning and toxic effects of drugs and chemicals (T36-T65 with fifth or sixth character 1-4 or 6)
    • specified complications classified elsewhere
    Other complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Paraffinoma of skin
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
Code annotations containing back-references to T88.8:
  • Type 1 Excludes: T88.7
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T88.7

    Unspecified adverse effect of drug or medicament

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Drug hypersensitivity NOS
    • Drug reaction NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug (T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to T88.8:
  • Complication(s) (from) (of)
    • electroshock therapy T88.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T88.9

      Complication of surgical and medical care, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      • specified NEC T88.8
    • phototherapy T88.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T88.9

      Complication of surgical and medical care, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      • specified NEC T88.8
  • Effect, adverse
    • medical care T88.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T88.9

      Complication of surgical and medical care, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      • specified NEC T88.8
  • Misadventure (of) (prophylactic) (therapeutic) T88.9
    - see also Complications
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T88.9

    Complication of surgical and medical care, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    • local applications (of fomentations, plasters, etc.) T88.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T88.9

      Complication of surgical and medical care, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      • specified NEC T88.8
    • medical care (early) (late)
      • specified NEC T88.8
    • specified NEC T88.8
  • Paraffinoma T88.8

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To T88.8
T88.59XD …… subsequent encounter
T88.59XS …… sequela
T88.6 Anaphylactic reaction due to adverse effect of correct drug or medicament properly administered
T88.6XXA …… initial encounter
T88.6XXD …… subsequent encounter
T88.6XXS …… sequela
T88.7 Unspecified adverse effect of drug or medicament
T88.7XXA …… initial encounter
T88.7XXD …… subsequent encounter
T88.7XXS …… sequela
T88.8 Other specified complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified
T88.8XXA …… initial encounter
T88.8XXD …… subsequent encounter
T88.8XXS …… sequela
T88.9 Complication of surgical and medical care, unspecified
T88.9XXA …… initial encounter
T88.9XXD …… subsequent encounter
T88.9XXS …… sequela
V00 Pedestrian conveyance accident
V00.0 Pedestrian on foot injured in collision with pedestrian conveyance
V00.01 Pedestrian on foot injured in collision with roller-skater

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