ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Y64.8

Contaminated med/biolog sub administered by oth means

Diagnosis Code Y64.8

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
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Y64.8

Valid for Submission
The code Y64.8 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • 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

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

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