ICD-10-CM Code Y79

Orthopedic devices associated with adverse incidents

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Y79 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of orthopedic devices associated with adverse incidents. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Y79
Short Description:Orthopedic devices associated with adverse incidents
Long Description:Orthopedic devices associated with adverse incidents

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • Y79.0 - Diagnostic and monitoring orthopedic devices associated with adverse incidents
  • Y79.1 - Therapeutic (nonsurgical) and rehabilitative orthopedic devices associated with adverse incidents
  • Y79.2 - Prosthetic and other implants, materials and accessory orthopedic devices associated with adverse incidents
  • Y79.3 - Surgical instruments, materials and orthopedic devices (including sutures) associated with adverse incidents
  • Y79.8 - Miscellaneous orthopedic devices associated with adverse incidents, not elsewhere classified

Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Complications of medical and surgical care (Y62-Y84)
      • Orthopedic devices associated with adverse incidents (Y79)

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