ICD-10-CM Code Y62.9

Failure of sterile precautions during unspecified surgical and medical care

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

Y62.9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of failure of sterile precautions during unspecified surgical and medical care. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code Y62.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like failure of sterile precautions during procedure.

ICD-10:Y62.9
Short Description:Failure of steril precaut during unsp surg and medical care
Long Description:Failure of sterile precautions during unspecified surgical and medical care

Index of External Cause of Injuries

References found for the code Y62.9 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Misadventure(s) to patient(s) during surgical or medical care
      • failure
        • sterile precautions (during procedure)

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Failure of sterile precautions during procedure

Convert Y62.9 to ICD-9

  • E872.9 - Fail sterile proced NOS

Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Complications of medical and surgical care (Y62-Y84)
      • Failure of steril precaut during surgical and medical care (Y62)

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

Information for Patients


Infection Control

Every year, lives are lost because of the spread of infections in hospitals. Health care workers can take steps to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. These steps are part of infection control.

Proper hand washing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of infections in hospitals. If you are a patient, don't be afraid to remind friends, family and health care providers to wash their hands before getting close to you.

Other steps health care workers can take include

  • Covering coughs and sneezes
  • Staying up-to-date with immunizations
  • Using gloves, masks and protective clothing
  • Making tissues and hand cleaners available
  • Following hospital guidelines when dealing with blood or contaminated items

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