Non-specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 996
Complications peculiar to certain specified procedures
  • 2015
  • Non-Billable Code

  • There are 10 ICD-9-CM codes below 996 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
996 Includes
  • complications, not elsewhere classified, in the use of artificial substitutes [e.g., Dacron, metal, Silastic, Teflon] or natural sources [e.g., bone] involving:
    • anastomosis (internal)
    • graft (bypass) (patch)
    • implant
    • internal device:
      • catheter
      • electronic
      • fixation
      • prosthetic
    • reimplant
    • transplant
996 Excludes
  • accidental puncture or laceration during procedure (998.2)
  • capsular contracture of breast implant (611.83)
  • complications of internal anastomosis of:
  • endosseous dental implant failures (525.71-525.79)
  • intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) (364.81)
  • mechanical complication of respirator (V46.14)
  • other specified complications classified elsewhere, such as:
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