AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2011 Issue 4; VOLUMES 1 & 2 NEW/REVISED CODES

Cystostomy Complications

Effective October 1, 2011, codes 596.81, Infection of cystostomy; 596.82, Mechanical complication of cystostomy; and 596.83, Other complication of cystostomy, were created to classify complications of cystostomy. In addition, code 596.89, Other specified disorders of bladder, was created for hemorrhage, hypertrophy, calcification, contracture and other specified disorders of the bladder. A cystostomy is the surgical formation of an opening into the urinary bladder. When a person has problems with urination, a suprapubic cystostomy may be performed to create a connection between the bladder and the outside of the body. A catheter is placed through the...

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