Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code E874.4
Mechanical failure of instrument or apparatus during aspiration of fluid or tissue, puncture, and catheterization
  • Short description: Instrmnt fail-catheteriz.
  • ICD-9-CM E874.4 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 E874.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • However, E874.4 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury, and therefore should not be used as a principal diagnosis.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM E874.4.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM E874.4: 2013 2014 2015.
E874.4 Excludes
  • heart catheterization (E874.5)
Applies To
  • Abdominal paracentesis
  • Aspirating needle biopsy
  • Blood sampling
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Thoracentesis
  • No ICD-10-CM code(s) convert to ICD-9-CM E874.4
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