2022 ICD-10-CM Code T82.22

Mechanical complication of biological heart valve graft

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:T82.22
Short Description:Mechanical complication of biological heart valve graft
Long Description:Mechanical complication of biological heart valve graft

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified (T80-T88)
      • Complications of cardiac and vascular prosth dev/grft (T82)

T82.22 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of mechanical complication of biological heart valve graft. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Complications of cardiac and vascular prosth dev/grft (T82). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Mechanical complication of biological heart valve graft

Non-specific codes like T82.22 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for mechanical complication of biological heart valve graft:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T82.221 for Breakdown (mechanical) of biological heart valve graft
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T82.221A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T82.221D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T82.221S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T82.222 for Displacement of biological heart valve graft
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T82.222A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T82.222D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T82.222S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T82.223 for Leakage of biological heart valve graft
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T82.223A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T82.223D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T82.223S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T82.228 for Other mechanical complication of biological heart valve graft
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T82.228A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T82.228D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T82.228S for sequela

Information for Patients


Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

In coronary artery disease (CAD), the arteries that supply blood and oxygen to your heart muscle grow hardened and narrowed. You may try treatments such as lifestyle changes, medicines, and angioplasty, a procedure to open the arteries. If these treatments don't help, you may need coronary artery bypass surgery.

The surgery creates a new path for blood to flow to the heart. The surgeon takes a healthy piece of vein from the leg or artery from the chest or wrist. Then the surgeon attaches it to the coronary artery, just above and below the narrowed area or blockage. This allows blood to bypass (get around) the blockage. Sometimes people need more than one bypass.

The results of the surgery usually are excellent. Many people remain symptom-free for many years. You may need surgery again if blockages form in the grafted arteries or veins or in arteries that weren't blocked before. Lifestyle changes and medicines may help prevent arteries from becoming clogged again.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)