2022 ICD-10-CM Code T85.03

Leakage of ventricular intracranial (communicating) shunt

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:T85.03
Short Description:Leakage of ventricular intracranial (communicating) shunt
Long Description:Leakage of ventricular intracranial (communicating) shunt

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 internal prosth dev/grft (T85)

T85.03 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of leakage of ventricular intracranial (communicating) shunt. 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 internal prosth dev/grft (T85). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Leakage of ventricular intracranial (communicating) shunt

Non-specific codes like T85.03 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 leakage of ventricular intracranial (communicating) shunt:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T85.03XA for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T85.03XD for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T85.03XS for sequela

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code T85.03 are found in the index:

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)