ICD-10-CM Code Y69

Unspecified misadventure during surgical and medical care

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

Y69 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified misadventure 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 Y69 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like effect of drug maladministration, medical accidents to patients during surgical and medical care, patient death or serious disability associated with hypoglycemia, the onset of which occurs while the patient is being cared for in a healthcare facility, patient death or serious disability associated with intravascular air embolism that occurs while being cared for in a healthcare facility, patient death or serious disability due to spinal manipulative therapy, potentially permanent but not disabling damage, etc

ICD-10:Y69
Short Description:Unspecified misadventure during surgical and medical care
Long Description:Unspecified misadventure during surgical and medical care

Index of External Cause of Injuries

References found for the code Y69 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Misadventure(s) to patient(s) during surgical or medical care
    • Misadventure(s) to patient(s) during surgical or medical care
      • infusion

Synonyms

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

  • Effect of drug maladministration
  • Medical accidents to patients during surgical and medical care
  • Patient death or serious disability associated with hypoglycemia, the onset of which occurs while the patient is being cared for in a healthcare facility
  • Patient death or serious disability associated with intravascular air embolism that occurs while being cared for in a healthcare facility
  • Patient death or serious disability due to spinal manipulative therapy
  • Potentially permanent but not disabling damage
  • Serious reportable event associated with care management
  • Serious reportable event associated with care management
  • Serious reportable event associated with product or device

Convert Y69 to ICD-9

  • E876.9 - Medical misadventure NOS

Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Complications of medical and surgical care (Y62-Y84)
      • Unspecified misadventure during surgical and medical care (Y69)

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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