Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 996.63
Infection and inflammatory reaction due to nervous system device implant and graft
  • Short description: React-nerv sys dev/graft.
  • ICD-9-CM 996.63 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 996.63 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: 996.63 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM T85.79XA Infection and inflammatory reaction due to other internal prosthetic devices, implants and grafts, initial encounter
Approximate Synonyms
  • Brain ventricular shunt infection
  • CNS implanted device infection
  • Infection associated with implanted CNS device
  • Infection central nervous system implanted device
  • Infection of ventriculoperitoneal shunt
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt-associated peritonitis
Applies To
  • Electrodes implanted in brain
  • Peripheral nerve graft
  • Spinal canal catheter
  • Ventricular (communicating) shunt (catheter)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 996.63:
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