ICD-10-CM Code Y65.4

Failure to introduce or to remove other tube or instrument

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

Y65.4 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of failure to introduce or to remove other tube or instrument. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code Y65.4 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like failed insertion or failed intubation.

Short Description:Failure to introduce or to remove other tube or instrument
Long Description:Failure to introduce or to remove other tube or instrument

Index of External Cause of Injuries

References found for the code Y65.4 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Failure
      • to
        • introduce tube or instrument
    • Failure
      • to
        • remove tube or instrument


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

  • Failed insertion
  • Failed intubation

Convert Y65.4 to ICD-9

  • E876.4 - Fail introd/remove tube

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

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  • 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.
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  • 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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