Y65.5 - Performance of wrong procedure (operation)

Version 2023
Short Description:Performance of wrong procedure (operation)
Long Description:Performance of wrong procedure (operation)
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
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)

Y65.5 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of performance of wrong procedure (operation). The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Performance of wrong procedure (operation)

Non-specific codes like Y65.5 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for performance of wrong procedure (operation):

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Y65.51 for Performance of wrong procedure (operation) on correct patient
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Y65.52 for Performance of procedure (operation) on patient not scheduled for surgery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Y65.53 for Performance of correct procedure (operation) on wrong side or body part

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