Specific code 2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 999.9
Other and unspecified complications of medical care, not elsewhere classified
  • Short description: Complic med care NEC/NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 999.9 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 999.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2013 version of ICD-9-CM 999.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 999.9: 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Accidental hemorrhage during medical care
  • Acute disorder of hemodialysis
  • Acute paralytic poliomyelitis, vaccine-associated
  • Adverse anesthesia outcome
  • Adverse cutaneous reaction to acupuncture
  • Adverse event following complementary therapy
  • Air embolism as a complication of medical care
  • Air in infusion or transfusion due to mechanical failure of apparatus
  • Airway device cuff herniation
  • Airway device cuff overinflated
  • Airway device cuff problem
  • Airway device cuff underinflated
  • Anaphylactoid reaction to dialysis
  • Application AND/OR injection site disorder
  • Application site disorder
  • Application site irritation
  • Application site reaction
  • Blocked central line
  • Bloodstained peritoneal dialysis effluent
  • Breakage of prosthesis
  • Complication
  • Complication affecting body system
  • Complication due to immunization
  • Complication due to vaccination
  • Complication of chemotherapy
  • Complication of dialysis
  • Complication of electroshock therapy
  • Complication of extracorporeal circulation
  • Complication of hemodialysis
  • Complication of immunization
  • Complication of infusion
  • Complication of inhalation therapy
  • Complication of injection
  • Complication of medical care
  • Complication of peritoneal dialysis
  • Complication of preventive medicine procedure
  • Complication of previous biliary non-surgical procedure
  • Complication of respiratory therapy procedure
  • Complication of smallpox vaccination
  • Complication of ultrasound therapy
  • Complication of vaccination
  • Complication of ventilation therapy
  • Dialysis-associated ascites
  • Dialysis-associated hypoxia
  • Drug implant site reaction
  • Drug implant site rejection
  • Early complication
  • Effects of immunosuppressant therapy
  • Effects of immunotherapy
  • Electroshock therapy as the cause of abnormal reaction of patient, or of later complication, without mention of misadventure at the time of procedure
  • Endobronchial tube incorrectly positioned
  • Endobronchial tube wrongly placed during anesthetic procedure
  • Error during use of equipment
  • Excessive amount of blood / fluid infusion
  • Excessive amount of blood / fluid transfusion
  • Extravasation of intravenous contrast medium
  • Failure in dosage
  • Gastrointestinal complications of care
  • Healthcare associated adenoviral disease
  • Hepatic failure as a complication of care
  • Hepatorenal syndrome as a complication of care
  • High airway pressure
  • Iatrogenic angle-closure glaucoma
  • Iatrogenic glaucoma
  • Iatrogenic hyperphosphatemia
  • Iatrogenic retinal tear
  • Iatrogenic thyrotoxicosis
  • Implant site reaction
  • Inability to ventilate patients lungs mechanically
  • Inadequate dialysis
  • Inadequate premedication
  • Inadequate preoperative assessment
  • Inadequate preoperative fluid replacement
  • Inadvertent tracheal extubation
  • Incorrect dilution of fluid during infusion
  • Incorrect operative procedure performed
  • Induration at injection site
  • Injection site cyst
  • Injection site disorder
  • Injection site extravasation
  • Injection site hemorrhage
  • Injection site irritation
  • Injection site malabsorption
  • Injection site necrosis
  • Injection site nerve damage
  • Injection site pain
  • Injection site reaction
  • Injection site thrombosis
  • Local untoward skin test reaction
  • Long-term disorder of dialysis
  • Loss of solute clearance
  • Loss of ultrafiltration
  • Medical accidents to patients during surgical and medical care
  • Megaloblastic anemia due to hemodialysis
  • Mucositis following therapy
  • Omental wrapping around peritoneal dialysis catheter
  • Pain during inflow of dialysate
  • Pain during outflow of dialysate
  • Paraffinoma
  • Paraffinoma of skin
  • Peritoneal dialysis leakage
  • Peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis
  • Polyserositis syndrome of dialysis
  • Postcoital OCP failure
  • Post-immunization arthritis
  • Postimmunization arthropathy
  • Postimmunization arthropathy of ankle
  • Post-immunization arthropathy of ankle
  • Postimmunization arthropathy of elbow
  • Post-immunization arthropathy of elbow
  • Postimmunization arthropathy of foot
  • Post-immunization arthropathy of foot
  • Postimmunization arthropathy of hand
  • Post-immunization arthropathy of hand
  • Postimmunization arthropathy of hip
  • Post-immunization arthropathy of hip
  • Postimmunization arthropathy of knee
  • Post-immunization arthropathy of knee
  • Postimmunization arthropathy of shoulder
  • Post-immunization arthropathy of shoulder
  • Postimmunization arthropathy of wrist
  • Post-immunization arthropathy of wrist
  • Postvaccinal autoimmune reaction
  • Swelling at injection site
  • Systemic untoward skin test reaction
  • Underdialysis
  • Vaccination failure
  • Ventilator-associated lung injury
999.9 Excludes
  • unspecified complication of:
    • phototherapy (990)
    • radiation therapy (990)
  • ventilator associated pneumonia (997.31)
Applies To
  • Complications, not elsewhere classified, of:
    • electroshock therapy
    • inhalation therapy
    • ultrasound therapy
    • ventilation therapy
  • Unspecified misadventure of medical care
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 999.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T88.8XXA Other specified complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T88.9XXA Complication of surgical and medical care, unspecified, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 999.9:
  • Atrophy, atrophic
    • subcutaneous 701.9
      • due to injection 999.9
  • Complications
    • dialysis (hemodialysis) (peritoneal) (renal) NEC 999.9
      • catheter NEC - see also Complications, due to (presence of) any device, implant, or graft classified to 996.0-996.5 NEC
    • during dialysis NEC 999.9
    • electroshock therapy NEC 999.9
    • extracorporeal circulation NEC 999.9
    • hyperalimentation therapy NEC 999.9
    • inhalation therapy NEC 999.9
    • injection (procedure) 999.9
      • drug reaction (see also Reaction, drug) 995.27
      • infection NEC 999.39
      • sepsis NEC 999.39
      • serum (prophylactic) (therapeutic) - see Complications, vaccination
      • vaccine (any) - see Complications, vaccination
    • perfusion NEC 999.9
    • respiratory 519.9
      • device, implant or graft NEC 996.79
      • distress syndrome, adult, following trauma and surgery 518.52
      • insufficiency, acute, postoperative 518.52
      • postoperative NEC 997.39
      • therapy NEC 999.9
    • surgical procedures 998.9
      • accidental puncture or laceration 998.2
      • amputation stump (late) 997.60
      • anastomosis - see Complications, anastomosis
      • burst stitches or sutures (external) (see also Dehiscence) 998.32
      • cardiac 997.1
        • long-term effect following cardiac surgery 429.4
        • catheter device - see Complications, catheter device
      • cataract fragments in eye 998.82
      • cecostomy malfunction 569.62
      • colostomy malfunction 569.62
      • cystostomy malfunction 596.82
      • dehiscence (of incision) (external) (see also Dehiscence) 998.32
      • dialysis NEC (see also Complications, dialysis) 999.9
      • disruption (see also Dehiscence)
        • anastomosis (internal) - see Complications, mechanical, graft
        • internal suture (line) 998.31
        • wound (external) 998.32
      • dumping syndrome (postgastrectomy) 564.2
      • elephantiasis or lymphedema 997.99
      • emphysema (surgical) 998.81
      • enterostomy malfunction 569.62
      • esophagostomy malfunction 530.87
      • evisceration 998.32
      • fistula (persistent postoperative) 998.6
      • foreign body inadvertently left in wound (sponge) (suture) (swab) 998.4
      • from nonabsorbable surgical material (Dacron) (mesh) (permanent suture) (reinforcing) (Teflon) - see Complications due to (presence of) any device, implant, or graft classified to 996.0-996.5 NEC
      • gastrointestinal NEC 997.49
      • gastrostomy malfunction 536.42
      • hematoma 998.12
      • hemorrhage 998.11
      • ileostomy malfunction 569.62
      • internal prosthetic device NEC (see also Complications, internal device) 996.70
        • hemolytic anemia 283.19
        • infection or inflammation 996.60
        • malfunction - see Complications, mechanical
        • mechanical complication - see Complications, mechanical
        • thrombus 996.70
      • jejunostomy malfunction 569.62
      • nervous system NEC 997.00
      • obstruction, internal anastomosis - see Complications, mechanical, graft
      • other body system NEC 997.99
      • peripheral vascular NEC 997.2
      • postcardiotomy syndrome 429.4
      • postcholecystectomy syndrome 576.0
      • postcommissurotomy syndrome 429.4
      • postgastrectomy dumping syndrome 564.2
      • postmastectomy lymphedema syndrome 457.0
      • postmastoidectomy 383.30
      • postvagotomy syndrome 564.2
      • postvalvulotomy syndrome 429.4
      • reattached extremity (infection) (rejection) (see also Complications, reattached, extremity) 996.90
      • respiratory NEC 997.39
      • seroma 998.13
      • shock (endotoxic) (septic) 998.02
      • shunt, prosthetic (thrombus) - see also Complications, due to (presence of) any device, implant, or graft classified to 996.0-996.5 NEC
      • specified complication NEC 998.89
      • stitch abscess 998.59
      • transplant - see Complications, graft
      • ureterostomy malfunction 997.5
      • urethrostomy malfunction 997.5
      • urinary NEC 997.5
      • vascular
      • wound infection 998.59
    • therapeutic misadventure NEC 999.9
    • ultrasound therapy NEC 999.9
    • vaccination 999.9
      • anaphylaxis NEC 999.42
      • cellulitis 999.39
      • encephalitis or encephalomyelitis 323.51
      • hepatitis (serum) (type B) (within 8 months after administration) - see Hepatitis, viral
      • infection (general) (local) NEC 999.39
      • jaundice (serum) (within 8 months after administration) - see Hepatitis, viral
      • meningitis 997.09 [321.8]
      • myelitis 323.52
      • protein sickness 999.52
      • reaction (allergic) 999.52
      • sepsis 999.39
      • serum intoxication, sickness, rash, or other serum reaction NEC 999.52
      • shock (allergic) (anaphylactic) 999.49
      • subacute yellow atrophy of liver (within 8 months after administration) - see Hepatitis, viral
      • vaccinia (generalized) 999.0
    • ventilation therapy NEC 999.9
  • Fibrosis, fibrotic
    • muscle NEC 728.2
      • iatrogenic (from injection) 999.9
  • Misadventure (prophylactic) (therapeutic) (see also Complications) 999.9
    • administration of insulin 962.3
    • infusion - see Complications, infusion
    • local applications (of fomentations, plasters, etc.) 999.9
      • burn or scald - see Burn, by site
    • medical care (early) (late) NEC 999.9
      • adverse effect of drugs or chemicals - see Table of Drugs and Chemicals
      • burn or scald - see Burn, by site
    • radiation NEC 990
    • radiotherapy NEC 990
    • surgical procedure (early) (late) - see Complications, surgical procedure
    • transfusion - see Complications, transfusion
    • vaccination or other immunological procedure - see Complications, vaccination
  • Paraffinoma 999.9
  • Paralysis, paralytic (complete) (incomplete) 344.9
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