Valid for Submission
V85.9XXS is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified occupant of special construction vehicle injured in nontraffic accident, sequela. The code V85.9XXS is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code V85.9XXS might also be used to specify conditions or terms like accident caused by earth-moving or excavation machines or accident caused by steam shovel. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
V85.9XXS is a sequela code, includes a 7th character and should be used for complications that arise as a direct result of a condition like unspecified occupant of special construction vehicle injured in nontraffic accident. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines a "sequela" code should be used for chronic or residual conditions that are complications of an initial acute disease, illness or injury. The most common sequela is pain. Usually, two diagnosis codes are needed when reporting sequela. The first code describes the nature of the sequela while the second code describes the sequela or late effect.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like V85.9XXS are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Accident caused by earth-moving or excavation machines
- Accident caused by steam shovel
Present on Admission (POA)
Convert V85.9XXS to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code V85.9XXS its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.