ICD-10-CM Code Y65.8

Other specified misadventures during surgical and medical care

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

Y65.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified misadventures during surgical and medical care. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code Y65.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like accident during hyperbaric treatment, accidental laceration during a procedure, accidental laceration during a procedure on an organ, accidental organ perforation during a procedure, accidental puncture of a blood vessel during procedure, accidental puncture of artery during catheter insertion, etc

ICD-10:Y65.8
Short Description:Oth misadventures during surgical and medical care
Long Description:Other specified misadventures during surgical and medical care

Index of External Cause of Injuries

References found for the code Y65.8 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Failure
      • mechanical, of instrument or apparatus (any) (during any medical or surgical procedure)
    • Misadventure(s) to patient(s) during surgical or medical care
      • failure
        • mechanical, of instrument or apparatus (any) (during any procedure)
    • Misadventure(s) to patient(s) during surgical or medical care
      • specified type NEC

Synonyms

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

  • Accident during hyperbaric treatment
  • Accidental laceration during a procedure
  • Accidental laceration during a procedure on an organ
  • Accidental organ perforation during a procedure
  • Accidental puncture of a blood vessel during procedure
  • Accidental puncture of artery during catheter insertion
  • Accidental puncture of organ during a procedure
  • Any instance of care ordered by or provided by someone impersonating a physician, nurse, pharmacist, or other licensed healthcare provider
  • Artificial insemination with the wrong donor sperm or donor egg
  • Death or serious disability associated with failure to identify and treat hyperbilirubinemia in neonates
  • Foreign object left in body during aspirating needle biopsy
  • Foreign object left in body during aspiration of fluid or tissue, puncture and catheterization
  • Foreign object left in body during blood sampling
  • Foreign object left in body during endoscopic examination
  • Foreign object left in body during heart catheterization
  • Foreign object left in body during infusion
  • Foreign object left in body during infusion or transfusion
  • Foreign object left in body during kidney dialysis
  • Foreign object left in body during lumbar puncture
  • Foreign object left in body during perfusion
  • Foreign object left in body during thoracentesis
  • Foreign object left in body during transfusion
  • Infant discharged to the wrong person
  • Maternal death or serious disability associated with labor or delivery in a low-risk pregnancy while being cared for in a healthcare facility
  • Mechanical failure of instrument or apparatus during abdominal paracentesis
  • Mechanical failure of instrument or apparatus during aspirating needle biopsy
  • Mechanical failure of instrument or apparatus during aspiration of fluid or tissue, puncture and catheterization
  • Mechanical failure of instrument or apparatus during blood sampling
  • Mechanical failure of instrument or apparatus during endoscopic examination
  • Mechanical failure of instrument or apparatus during heart catheterization
  • Mechanical failure of instrument or apparatus during infusion
  • Mechanical failure of instrument or apparatus during infusion or transfusion
  • Mechanical failure of instrument or apparatus during lumbar puncture
  • Mechanical failure of instrument or apparatus during procedure
  • Mechanical failure of instrument or apparatus during surgical operation
  • Mechanical failure of instrument or apparatus during thoracentesis
  • Mechanical failure of instrument or apparatus during transfusion
  • Medication administered in error
  • Medication administered in error
  • Medication administered in error
  • Medication dispensed in error
  • Medication error
  • Medication error
  • Medication error
  • Medication error
  • Medication error
  • Medication error
  • Medication prescribed in error
  • Patient death or serious disability associated with a medication error
  • Perforation due to foreign body accidentally left in operative wound AND/OR body cavity during a procedure
  • Postoperative foreign body
  • Power supply failure
  • Problem with drug delivery system
  • Problem with fluid delivery system
  • Serious reportable event associated with care management
  • Serious reportable event associated with criminal activity
  • Serious reportable event associated with patient protection
  • Serious reportable event associated with product or device
  • Serious reportable event associated with surgery
  • Skin graft put on upside-down
  • Syringe labeling error
  • Wrong drug given
  • Wrong route of administration

Convert Y65.8 to ICD-9

  • E876.8 - Medical misadventure NEC (Approximate Flag)

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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