ICD-10-CM Code Y64.9

Contaminated medical or biological substance administered by unspecified means

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

Y64.9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of contaminated medical or biological substance administered by unspecified means. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code Y64.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like contaminant given to patient.

ICD-10:Y64.9
Short Description:Contaminated med/biolog sub administered by unsp means
Long Description:Contaminated medical or biological substance administered by unspecified means

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 Y64.9:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Administered contaminated medical or biological substance NOS

Index of External Cause of Injuries

References found for the code Y64.9 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)
    • Misadventure(s) to patient(s) during surgical or medical care
      • contaminated medical or biological substance (blood, drug, fluid)
        • administered (by) NEC

Synonyms

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

  • Contaminant given to patient

Convert Y64.9 to ICD-9

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