Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 999.9
Other and unspecified complications of medical care not elsewhere classified
  • Short description: COMPLIC MED CARE NEC/NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 999.9 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 999.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2008 version of ICD-9-CM 999.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 999.9: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Accidental hemorrhage during medical care
  • Acute disorder of hemodialysis
  • Acute paralytic poliomyelitis, vaccine-associated
  • Adverse anesthesia outcome
  • Adverse cutaneous reaction to acupuncture
  • Adverse event following complementary therapy
  • Air embolism as a complication of medical care
  • Air in infusion or transfusion due to mechanical failure of apparatus
  • Airway device cuff herniation
  • Airway device cuff overinflated
  • Airway device cuff problem
  • Airway device cuff underinflated
  • Anaphylactoid reaction to dialysis
  • Application AND/OR injection site disorder
  • Application site disorder
  • Application site irritation
  • Application site reaction
  • Blocked central line
  • Bloodstained peritoneal dialysis effluent
  • Breakage of prosthesis
  • Complication
  • Complication affecting body system
  • Complication due to immunization
  • Complication due to vaccination
  • Complication of chemotherapy
  • Complication of dialysis
  • Complication of electroshock therapy
  • Complication of extracorporeal circulation
  • Complication of hemodialysis
  • Complication of immunization
  • Complication of infusion
  • Complication of inhalation therapy
  • Complication of injection
  • Complication of medical care
  • Complication of peritoneal dialysis
  • Complication of preventive medicine procedure
  • Complication of previous biliary non-surgical procedure
  • Complication of respiratory therapy procedure
  • Complication of smallpox vaccination
  • Complication of ultrasound therapy
  • Complication of vaccination
  • Complication of ventilation therapy
  • Dialysis-associated ascites
  • Dialysis-associated hypoxia
  • Drug implant site reaction
  • Drug implant site rejection
  • Early complication
  • Effects of immunosuppressant therapy
  • Effects of immunotherapy
  • Electroshock therapy as the cause of abnormal reaction of patient, or of later complication, without mention of misadventure at the time of procedure
  • Endobronchial tube incorrectly positioned
  • Endobronchial tube wrongly placed during anesthetic procedure
  • Error during use of equipment
  • Excessive amount of blood / fluid infusion
  • Excessive amount of blood / fluid transfusion
  • Extravasation of intravenous contrast medium
  • Failure in dosage
  • Gastrointestinal complications of care
  • Healthcare associated adenoviral disease
  • Hepatic failure as a complication of care
  • Hepatorenal syndrome as a complication of care
  • High airway pressure
  • Iatrogenic angle-closure glaucoma
  • Iatrogenic glaucoma
  • Iatrogenic hyperphosphatemia
  • Iatrogenic retinal tear
  • Iatrogenic thyrotoxicosis
  • Implant site reaction
  • Inability to ventilate patients lungs mechanically
  • Inadequate dialysis
  • Inadequate premedication
  • Inadequate preoperative assessment
  • Inadequate preoperative fluid replacement
  • Inadvertent tracheal extubation
  • Incorrect dilution of fluid during infusion
  • Incorrect operative procedure performed
  • Induration at injection site
  • Injection site cyst
  • Injection site disorder
  • Injection site extravasation
  • Injection site hemorrhage
  • Injection site irritation
  • Injection site malabsorption
  • Injection site necrosis
  • Injection site nerve damage
  • Injection site pain
  • Injection site reaction
  • Injection site thrombosis
  • Local untoward skin test reaction
  • Long-term disorder of dialysis
  • Loss of solute clearance
  • Loss of ultrafiltration
  • Medical accidents to patients during surgical and medical care
  • Megaloblastic anemia due to hemodialysis
  • Mucositis following therapy
  • Omental wrapping around peritoneal dialysis catheter
  • Pain during inflow of dialysate
  • Pain during outflow of dialysate
  • Paraffinoma
  • Paraffinoma of skin
  • Peritoneal dialysis leakage
  • Peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis
  • Polyserositis syndrome of dialysis
  • Postcoital OCP failure
  • Post-immunization arthritis
  • Postimmunization arthropathy
  • Postimmunization arthropathy of ankle
  • Post-immunization arthropathy of ankle
  • Postimmunization arthropathy of elbow
  • Post-immunization arthropathy of elbow
  • Postimmunization arthropathy of foot
  • Post-immunization arthropathy of foot
  • Postimmunization arthropathy of hand
  • Post-immunization arthropathy of hand
  • Postimmunization arthropathy of hip
  • Post-immunization arthropathy of hip
  • Postimmunization arthropathy of knee
  • Post-immunization arthropathy of knee
  • Postimmunization arthropathy of shoulder
  • Post-immunization arthropathy of shoulder
  • Postimmunization arthropathy of wrist
  • Post-immunization arthropathy of wrist
  • Postvaccinal autoimmune reaction
  • Swelling at injection site
  • Systemic untoward skin test reaction
  • Underdialysis
  • Vaccination failure
  • Ventilator-associated lung injury
999.9 Excludes
  • unspecified complication of:
    • phototherapy (990)
    • radiation therapy (990)
Applies To
  • Complications, not elsewhere classified, of:
    • electroshock therapy
    • inhalation therapy
    • ultrasound therapy
    • ventilation therapy
  • Unspecified misadventure of medical care
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 999.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T88.8XXA Other specified complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T88.9XXA Complication of surgical and medical care, unspecified, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 999.9:
  • Atrophy, atrophic
    • subcutaneous 701.9
      • due to injection 999.9
  • Complications
    • dialysis (hemodialysis) (peritoneal) (renal) NEC 999.9
      • catheter NEC - see also Complications, due to (presence of) any device, implant, or graft classified to 996.0-996.5 NEC
    • during dialysis NEC 999.9
    • electroshock therapy NEC 999.9
    • extracorporeal circulation NEC 999.9
    • hyperalimentation therapy NEC 999.9
    • infusion (procedure) 999.9
      • blood - see Complications, transfusion
      • infection NEC 999.39
      • sepsis NEC 999.39
    • inhalation therapy NEC 999.9
    • injection (procedure) 999.9
      • drug reaction (see also Reaction, drug) 995.27
      • infection NEC 999.39
      • sepsis NEC 999.39
      • serum (prophylactic) (therapeutic) - see Complications, vaccination
      • vaccine (any) - see Complications, vaccination
    • perfusion NEC 999.9
    • respiratory 519.9
      • device, implant or graft NEC 996.79
      • distress syndrome, adult, following trauma or surgery 518.5
      • insufficiency, acute, postoperative 518.5
      • postoperative NEC 997.3
      • therapy NEC 999.9
    • surgical procedures 998.9
      • accidental puncture or laceration 998.2
      • amputation stump (late) 997.60
      • anastomosis - see Complications, anastomosis
      • burst stitches or sutures (external) 998.32
      • cardiac 997.1
        • long-term effect following cardiac surgery 429.4
        • catheter device - see Complications, catheter device
      • cataract fragments in eye 998.82
      • cecostomy malfunction 569.62
      • colostomy malfunction 569.62
      • cystostomy malfunction 997.5
      • dehiscence (of incision) (external) 998.32
      • dialysis NEC (see also Complications, dialysis) 999.9
      • disruption
        • anastomosis (internal) - see Complications, mechanical, graft
        • internal suture (line) 998.31
        • wound (external) 998.32
      • dumping syndrome (postgastrectomy) 564.2
      • elephantiasis or lymphedema 997.99
      • emphysema (surgical) 998.81
      • enterostomy malfunction 569.62
      • esophagostomy malfunction 530.87
      • evisceration 998.32
      • fistula (persistent postoperative) 998.6
      • foreign body inadvertently left in wound (sponge) (suture) (swab) 998.4
      • from nonabsorbable surgical material (Dacron) (mesh) (permanent suture) (reinforcing) (Teflon) - see Complications due to (presence of) any device, implant, or graft classified to 996.0-996.5 NEC
      • gastrointestinal NEC 997.4
      • gastrostomy malfunction 536.42
      • hematoma 998.12
      • hemorrhage 998.11
      • ileostomy malfunction 569.62
      • internal prosthetic device NEC (see also Complications, internal device) 996.70
        • hemolytic anemia 283.19
        • infection or inflammation 996.60
        • malfunction - see Complications, mechanical
        • mechanical complication - see Complications, mechanical
        • thrombus 996.70
      • jejunostomy malfunction 569.62
      • nervous system NEC 997.00
      • obstruction, internal anastomosis - see Complications, mechanical, graft
      • other body system NEC 997.99
      • peripheral vascular NEC 997.2
      • postcardiotomy syndrome 429.4
      • postcholecystectomy syndrome 576.0
      • postcommissurotomy syndrome 429.4
      • postgastrectomy dumping syndrome 564.2
      • postmastectomy lymphedema syndrome 457.0
      • postmastoidectomy 383.30
      • postvagotomy syndrome 564.2
      • postvalvulotomy syndrome 429.4
      • reattached extremity (infection) (rejection) (see also Complications, reattached, extremity) 996.90
      • respiratory NEC 997.3
      • seroma 998.13
      • shock (endotoxic) (hypovolemic) (septic) 998.0
      • shunt, prosthetic (thrombus) - see also Complications, due to (presence of) any device, implant, or graft classified to 996.0-996.5 NEC
      • specified complication NEC 998.89
      • stitch abscess 998.59
      • transplant - see Complications, graft
      • ureterostomy malfunction 997.5
      • urethrostomy malfunction 997.5
      • urinary NEC 997.5
      • vascular
      • wound infection 998.59
    • therapeutic misadventure NEC 999.9
    • ultrasound therapy NEC 999.9
    • vaccination 999.9
      • anaphylaxis NEC 999.4
      • cellulitis 999.39
      • encephalitis or encephalomyelitis 323.51
      • hepatitis (serum) (type B) (within 8 months after administration) - see Hepatitis, viral
      • infection (general) (local) NEC 999.39
      • jaundice (serum) (within 8 months after administration) - see Hepatitis, viral
      • meningitis 997.09 [321.8]
      • myelitis 323.52
      • protein sickness 999.5
      • reaction (allergic) 999.5
      • sepsis 999.39
      • serum intoxication, sickness, rash, or other serum reaction NEC 999.5
      • shock (allergic) (anaphylactic) 999.4
      • subacute yellow atrophy of liver (within 8 months after administration) - see Hepatitis, viral
      • vaccinia (generalized) 999.0
    • ventilation therapy NEC 999.9
  • Fibrosis, fibrotic
    • muscle NEC 728.2
      • iatrogenic (from injection) 999.9
  • Misadventure (prophylactic) (therapeutic) (see also Complications) 999.9
    • administration of insulin 962.3
    • infusion - see Complications, infusion
    • local applications (of fomentations, plasters, etc.) 999.9
      • burn or scald - see Burn, by site
    • medical care (early) (late) NEC 999.9
      • adverse effect of drugs or chemicals - see Table of Drugs and Chemicals
      • burn or scald - see Burn, by site
    • radiation NEC 990
    • radiotherapy NEC 990
    • surgical procedure (early) (late) - see Complications, surgical procedure
    • transfusion - see Complications, transfusion
    • vaccination or other immunological procedure - see Complications, vaccination
  • Paraffinoma 999.9
  • Paralysis, paralytic (complete) (incomplete) 344.9
  • Pneumonia (acute) (Alpenstich) (benign) (bilateral) (brain) (cerebral) (circumscribed) (congestive) (creeping) (delayed resolution) (double) (epidemic) (fever) (flash) (fulminant) (fungoid) (granulomatous) (hemorrhagic) (incipient) (infantile) (infectious) (infiltration) (insular) (intermittent) (latent) (lobe) (migratory) (newborn) (organized) (overwhelming) (primary) (progressive) (pseudolobar) (purulent) (resolved) (secondary) (senile) (septic) (suppurative) (terminal) (true) (unresolved) (vesicular) 486
    • ventilator associated 999.9
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