ICD-10-CM Code Y65

Other misadventures during surgical and medical care

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Y65 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other misadventures during surgical and medical care. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Y65
Short Description:Other misadventures during surgical and medical care
Long Description:Other misadventures during surgical and medical care

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

  • Y65.0 - Mismatched blood in transfusion
  • Y65.1 - Wrong fluid used in infusion
  • Y65.2 - Failure in suture or ligature during surgical operation
  • Y65.3 - Endotracheal tube wrongly placed during anesthetic procedure
  • Y65.4 - Failure to introduce or to remove other tube or instrument
  • Y65.5 - Performance of wrong procedure (operation)
  • Y65.51 - Performance of wrong procedure (operation) on correct patient
  • Y65.52 - Performance of procedure (operation) on patient not scheduled for surgery
  • Y65.53 - Performance of correct procedure (operation) on wrong side or body part
  • Y65.8 - Other specified misadventures during surgical and medical care

Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Complications of medical and surgical care (Y62-Y84)
      • Other misadventures during surgical and medical care (Y65)

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


Patient Safety

You can help prevent medical errors by being an active member of your health care team. Research shows that patients who are more involved with their care tend to get better results. To reduce the risk of medical errors, you can

  • Ask questions if you have doubts or concerns. Take a relative or friend to your doctor appointment to help you ask questions and understand answers.
  • Make sure you understand what will happen if you need surgery
  • Tell your health care providers about all the medicines you take, including over-the-counter drugs and dietary supplements. Tell them if you have any allergies or bad reactions to anesthesia. Make sure you know how to take your medications correctly.
  • Get a second opinion about treatment options
  • Keep a copy of your own medical history

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