Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 999.32
Bloodstream infection due to central venous catheter
  • Short description: Blood inf dt cen ven cth.
  • ICD-9-CM 999.32 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 999.32 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 999.32.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 999.32: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Candidemia associated with intravascular line
  • Candidemia due to central venous line
  • Candidemia, line related
  • Sepsis due to central venous catheter
  • Sepsis due to infected central venous catheter
  • Sepsis related to central venous catheter
Applies To
  • Bloodstream infection due to:
    • Hickman catheter
    • peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)
    • portacath (port-a-cath)
    • triple lumen catheter
    • umbilical venous catheter
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) NOS
  • Central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 999.32 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T80.211A Bloodstream infection due to central venous catheter, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 999.32:
  • CLABSI (central line-associated bloodstream infection) 999.32
  • Complications
  • 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
    • central line-associated 999.31
      • bloodstream 999.32
    • due to or resulting from
      • central venous catheter (see also Complications, due to, catheter, central venous) 999.31
        • bloodstream 999.32
        • localized 999.33
      • 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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