ICD-10-CM Code Y65.53

Performance of correct procedure (operation) on wrong side or body part

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

Y65.53 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of performance of correct procedure (operation) on wrong side or body part. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code Y65.53 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like anesthetic procedure performed on the wrong body part or surgery performed on the wrong body part.

ICD-10:Y65.53
Short Description:Perform of correct procedure (op) on wrong side or body part
Long Description:Performance of correct procedure (operation) on wrong side or body part

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 Y65.53:

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.
  • Performance of correct procedure (operation) on wrong side
  • Performance of correct procedure (operation) on wrong site

Index of External Cause of Injuries

References found for the code Y65.53 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Inappropriate operation performed
      • correct operation on wrong side or body part (wrong side) (wrong site)
    • Procedure(operation)
      • correct, on wrong side or body part (wrong side) (wrong site)

Synonyms

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

  • Anesthetic procedure performed on the wrong body part
  • Surgery performed on the wrong body part

Convert Y65.53 to ICD-9

  • E876.7 - Rt proc-wrong side/part

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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