ICD-10-CM Code T88.59

Other complications of anesthesia

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

T88.59 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other complications of anesthesia. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:T88.59
Short Description:Other complications of anesthesia
Long Description:Other complications of anesthesia

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

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 T88.59 are found in the index:


Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified (T80-T88)
      • Oth complications of surgical and medical care, NEC (T88)

Code History

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

Information for Patients


Anesthesia

If you are having surgery, your doctor will give you medicine called an anesthetic. Anesthetics reduce or prevent pain. There are three main types:

  • Local - numbs one small area of the body. You stay awake and alert.
  • Regional - blocks pain in an area of the body, such an arm or leg. A common type is epidural anesthesia, which is often used during childbirth.
  • General - makes you unconscious. You do not feel any pain, and you do not remember the procedure afterwards.

You may also get a mild sedative to relax you. You stay awake but may not remember the procedure afterwards. Sedation can be used with or without anesthesia.

The type of anesthesia or sedation you get depends on many factors. They include the procedure you are having and your current health.

  • Conscious sedation for surgical procedures (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Epidural block (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • General anesthesia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spinal and epidural anesthesia (Medical Encyclopedia)

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