Medical Devices Associated with
SOME EXAMPLES OF codes for medical devices associated with adverse incidents in diagnostic and therapeutic use
Y71 Cardiovascular devices associated with adverse incidents
Y71.0 Diagnostic and monitoring cardiovascular devices
associated with adverse incidents
Y71.1 Therapeutic (nonsurgical) and rehabilitative cardiovascular devices associated with adverse incidents
Y71.2 Prosthetic and other implants, materials and accessory cardiovascular devices associated with
Y71.3 Surgical instruments, materials, and cardiovascular
devices (including sutures) associated with adverse
Y71.8 Miscellaneous cardiovascular devices associated
with adverse incidents, not elsewhere classified
only for use if the documentation in the record specifies that the
intent cannot be determined. (Coding Guideline I.C. 20.h. 1)
Late-effect external cause codes. Late effects are reported
using the external cause code with the seventh character extension “S” for sequela. These codes should be used with any report
of a late effect or sequela resulting from a previous injury. (
Coding Guideline I.C. 20.i. 1)
Cause of injury identified by the federal government (FBI)
as terrorism. When the cause of an injury is identified by the
federal government (FBI) as terrorism, the first-listed external
cause code should be a code from the terrorism category (Y38).
The definition of terrorism employed by the FBI is found at the
inclusion note at the beginning of category Y38.
Use additional codes for the place of occurrence (Y92.-). More
than one Y38 code may be assigned if the injury is the result of
more than one mechanism of terrorism.
When the cause of an injury is suspected to be the result of terrorism, a code from category Y38 should not be assigned. Suspected cases should be classified as assault. (Coding Guideline
I.C. 20.j. 1, 2) ¢
National Center for Health Statistics. “ICD-10-CM Official
Guidelines for Coding and Reporting.”March 1, 2011. www.
National Center for Health Statistics. “ICD-10-CM Index and
Tabular.” 2011. www.cdc.gov/nchs/icd/icd10cm.htm.
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