Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 996.2
Mechanical complication of nervous system device implant and graft
  • Short description: Malfun neuro device/graf.
  • ICD-9-CM 996.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 996.2 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 996.2 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM T85.09XA Other mechanical complication of ventricular intracranial (communicating) shunt, initial encounter
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM T85.190A Other mechanical complication of implanted electronic neurostimulator (electrode) of brain, initial encounter
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM T85.192A Other mechanical complication of implanted electronic neurostimulator (electrode) of spinal cord, initial encounter
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM T85.199A Other mechanical complication of other implanted electronic stimulator of nervous system, initial encounter
Approximate Synonyms
  • Brain neurostimulator complication
  • Brain neurostimulator malfunction
  • Brain neurostimulator malposition
  • Complication associated with vagal nerve stimulator
  • Complication of brain neurostimulator
  • Complication of peripheral nerve neurostimulator
  • Complication of vagal nerve stimulator
  • Erosion of neurologic implant or device
  • Lead or hardware erosion of neurological implant or device
  • Malfunction of brain neurostimulator
  • Malfunction of peripheral nerve neurostimulator
  • Malfunction of ventriculoperitoneal shunt
  • Malposition of brain neurostimulator
  • Malposition of peripheral nerve neurostimulator
  • Mechanical complication of nervous system device
  • Mechanical complication of nervous system device, implant AND/OR graft
  • Nervous system device, implant or graft mechanical complication
  • Neurological implant lead or hardware erosion
  • Peripheral nerve neurostimulator complication
  • Peripheral nerve neurostimulator malfunction
  • Peripheral nerve neurostimulator malposition
  • Spinal cord neurostimulator complication
  • Spinal cord neurostimulator malfunction
  • Spinal cord neurostimulator malposition
  • Vagal nerve stimulator complication
  • Ventricular intracranial communicating shunt leakage
  • Ventricular intracranial communicating shunt malfunction
  • Ventricular intracranial communicating shunt malposition
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt malfunction
Applies To
  • Mechanical complications involving:
    • dorsal column stimulator
    • electrodes implanted in brain [brain "pacemaker"]
    • peripheral nerve graft
    • ventricular (communicating) shunt
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 996.2:
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