T85.09 - Other mechanical complication of ventricular intracranial (communicating) shunt

Version 2023
ICD-10:T85.09
Short Description:Mech compl of ventricular intracranial (communicating) shunt
Long Description:Other mechanical complication of ventricular intracranial (communicating) shunt
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
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)

T85.09 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other mechanical complication of ventricular intracranial (communicating) shunt. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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 Mech compl of ventricular intracranial (communicating) shunt

Non-specific codes like T85.09 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 mech compl of ventricular intracranial (communicating) shunt:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T85.09XA for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T85.09XD for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T85.09XS for sequela

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Code History