2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Y69

Unspecified misadventure during surgical and medical care

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • Y69 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM Y69 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Y69 - other international versions of ICD-10 Y69 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • Y69 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
The following code(s) above Y69 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 Y69:
  • V00-Y99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range V00-Y99

    External causes of morbidity

    Note
    • This chapter permits the classification of environmental events and circumstances as the cause of injury, and other adverse effects. Where a code from this section is applicable, it is intended that it shall be used secondary to a code from another chapter of the Classification indicating the nature of the condition. Most often, the condition will be classifiable to Chapter 19, Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88). Other conditions that may be stated to be due to external causes are classified in Chapters I to XVIII. For these conditions, codes from Chapter 20 should be used to provide additional information as to the cause of the condition.
    External causes of morbidity
  • Y62-Y69
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range Y62-Y69

    Misadventures to patients during surgical and medical care

    Type 1 Excludes
    • surgical and medical procedures as the cause of abnormal reaction of the patient, without mention of misadventure at the time of the procedure (Y83-Y84)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • breakdown or malfunctioning of medical device (during procedure) (after implantation) (ongoing use) (Y70-Y82)
    Misadventures to patients during surgical and medical care

Convert Y69 to ICD-9-CM

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

External Cause Index entries containing back-references to Y69:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Y69
Y65.1 Wrong fluid used in infusion
Y65.2 Failure in suture or ligature during surgical operation
Y65.3 Endotracheal tube wrongly placed during anesthetic procedure
Y65.4 Failure to introduce or to remove other tube or instrument
Y65.5 Performance of wrong procedure (operation)
Y65.51 …… on correct patient
Y65.52 Performance of procedure (operation) on patient not scheduled for surgery
Y65.53 Performance of correct procedure (operation) on wrong side or body part
Y65.8 Other specified misadventures during surgical and medical care
Y66 Nonadministration of surgical and medical care
Y69 Unspecified misadventure during surgical and medical care
Y70 Anesthesiology devices associated with adverse incidents
Y70.0 Diagnostic and monitoring anesthesiology devices associated with adverse incidents
Y70.1 Therapeutic (nonsurgical) and rehabilitative anesthesiology devices associated with adverse incidents
Y70.2 Prosthetic and other implants, materials and accessory anesthesiology devices associated with adverse incidents
Y70.3 Surgical instruments, materials and anesthesiology devices (including sutures) associated with adverse incidents
Y70.8 Miscellaneous anesthesiology devices associated with adverse incidents, not elsewhere classified
Y71 Cardiovascular devices associated with adverse incidents
Y71.0 Diagnostic and monitoring cardiovascular devices associated with adverse incidents
Y71.1 Therapeutic (nonsurgical) and rehabilitative cardiovascular devices associated with adverse incidents
Y71.2 Prosthetic and other implants, materials and accessory cardiovascular devices associated with adverse incidents

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