ICD-10-CM Code Y63

Failure in dosage during surgical and medical care

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Y63 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of failure in dosage during surgical and medical care. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Y63
Short Description:Failure in dosage during surgical and medical care
Long Description:Failure in dosage during surgical and medical care

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

  • Y63.0 - Excessive amount of blood or other fluid given during transfusion or infusion
  • Y63.1 - Incorrect dilution of fluid used during infusion
  • Y63.2 - Overdose of radiation given during therapy
  • Y63.3 - Inadvertent exposure of patient to radiation during medical care
  • Y63.4 - Failure in dosage in electroshock or insulin-shock therapy
  • Y63.5 - Inappropriate temperature in local application and packing
  • Y63.6 - Underdosing and nonadministration of necessary drug, medicament or biological substance
  • Y63.8 - Failure in dosage during other surgical and medical care
  • Y63.9 - Failure in dosage during unspecified surgical and medical care

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code Y63:

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
  • accidental overdose of drug or wrong drug given in error T36 T50

Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Complications of medical and surgical care (Y62-Y84)
      • Failure in dosage during surgical and medical care (Y63)

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


Medication Errors

Medicines treat infectious diseases, prevent problems from chronic diseases, and ease pain. But medicines can also cause harmful reactions if not used correctly. Errors can happen in the hospital, at the health care provider's office, at the pharmacy, or at home. You can help prevent errors by

  • Knowing your medicines. When you get a prescription, ask the name of the medicine and check to make sure that the pharmacy gave you the right medicine. Make sure that you understand how often you should take the medicine and how long you should take it.
  • Keeping a list of medicines.
    • Write down all of the medicines that you are taking, including the names of your medicines, how much you take, and when you take them. Make sure to include any over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, supplements, and herbs that you take.
    • List the medicines that you are allergic to or that have caused you problems in the past.
    • Take this list with you every time you see a health care provider.
  • Reading medicine labels and following the directions. Don't just rely on your memory - read the medication label every time. Be especially careful when giving medicines to children.
  • Asking questions. If you don't know the answers to these questions, ask your health care provider or pharmacist:
    • Why am I taking this medicine?
    • What are the common side effects?
    • What should I do if I have side effects?
    • When should I stop this medicine?
    • Can I take this medicine with the other medicines and supplements on my list?
    • Do I need to avoid certain foods or alcohol while taking this medicine?

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