Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 999.31
Other and unspecified infection due to central venous catheter
  • Short description: Oth/uns inf-cen ven cath.
  • ICD-9-CM 999.31 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 999.31 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).
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 999.31.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 999.31: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 999.31 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM T80.219A Unspecified infection due to central venous catheter, initial encounter
Approximate Synonyms
  • Groshong catheter infection
  • Infection due to groshong catheter
  • Infection of central venous catheter
  • Infection of central venous catheter exit site
  • Infection of Groshong catheter
  • Sepsis due to infected central venous catheter
999.31 Excludes
  • infection due to:
Applies To
  • Central line-associated infection
  • Infection due to:
    • central venous catheter NOS
    • Hickman catheter
    • peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)
    • portacath (port-a-cath)
    • triple lumen catheter
    • umbilical venous catheter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 999.31:
  • Complications
  • CRBSI (catheter-related bloodstream infection) 999.31
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • blood stream - see also Septicemia
      • catheter-related (CRBSI) 999.31
      • central line-associated (CLABSI) 999.32
      • due to central venous catheter 999.32
    • catheter-related bloodstream (CRBSI) 999.31
    • central line-associated 999.31
    • due to or resulting from
      • central venous catheter (see also Complications, due to, catheter, central venous) 999.31
      • device, implant, or graft (any) (presence of) - see Complications, infection and inflammation, due to (presence of) any device, implant, or graft classified to 996.0-996.5 NEC
      • injection, inoculation, infusion, transfusion, or vaccination (prophylactic) (therapeutic) 999.39
        • blood and blood products
      • injury NEC - see Wound, open, by site, complicated
      • surgery 998.59
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