ICD-10-CM Code Y64

Contaminated medical or biological substances

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Y64 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of contaminated medical or biological substances. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Y64
Short Description:Contaminated medical or biological substances
Long Description:Contaminated medical or biological substances

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

  • Y64.0 - Contaminated medical or biological substance, transfused or infused
  • Y64.1 - Contaminated medical or biological substance, injected or used for immunization
  • Y64.8 - Contaminated medical or biological substance administered by other means
  • Y64.9 - Contaminated medical or biological substance administered by unspecified means

Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Complications of medical and surgical care (Y62-Y84)
      • Contaminated medical or biological substances (Y64)

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