AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2016 Issue 4; ICD-10-CM NEW/REVISED CODES

Difficulties with Micturition

Code R39.19, Other difficulties with micturition, has been expanded to uniquely identify the need to immediately re-void (R39.191), position dependent micturition (R39.192), and other difficulties with micturition (R39.198). Prior to this change, micturition disorder was classified to code R39.19. The American Urological Association (AUA) requested new codes to uniquely identify these specific difficulties with micturition. Voiding dysfunction means that the bladder is not able to empty appropriately and can be characterized by needing to re-void immediately after urinating, straining to urinate, spontaneous leaking after urination, and needing to assume specific positions in order to...

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