ICD-10-CM Code Y79.3

Surgical instruments, materials and orthopedic devices (including sutures) associated with adverse incidents

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

Y79.3 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of surgical instruments, materials and orthopedic devices (including sutures) associated with adverse incidents. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Y79.3
Short Description:Surgical instrumnt, materials and orth devices assoc w incdt
Long Description:Surgical instruments, materials and orthopedic devices (including sutures) associated with adverse incidents

Index of External Cause of Injuries

References found for the code Y79.3 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Incident, adverse
      • device
        • orthopedic
          • surgical

Convert Y79.3 to ICD-9

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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