ICD-10-CM Code Y64.8

Contaminated medical or biological substance administered by other means

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

Y64.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of contaminated medical or biological substance administered by other means. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code Y64.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like any incident in which a line designated for oxygen or other gas to be delivered to a patient contains the wrong gas or is contaminated by toxic substances or serious reportable event associated with environment.

ICD-10:Y64.8
Short Description:Contaminated med/biolog sub administered by oth means
Long Description:Contaminated medical or biological substance administered by other means

Index of External Cause of Injuries

References found for the code Y64.8 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Misadventure(s) to patient(s) during surgical or medical care
      • contaminated medical or biological substance (blood, drug, fluid)
        • administered (by) NEC
          • specified means NEC

Synonyms

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

  • Any incident in which a line designated for oxygen or other gas to be delivered to a patient contains the wrong gas or is contaminated by toxic substances
  • Serious reportable event associated with environment

Convert Y64.8 to ICD-9

  • E875.2 - Contaminated drug NEC (Approximate Flag)
  • E875.8 - Contamination NEC (Approximate Flag)

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