AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2014 Issue 1; Ask the Editor
Traumatic Urinary Catheterization
The patient was admitted to the hospital for treatment of multiple injuries. In the emergency department (ED), the patient experienced a urethral injury as a result of unsuccessful traumatic Foley catheter insertion. This resulted in bloody output from the urethra, and urology was consulted for this issue. In the final diagnostic statement the provider listed, “Traumatic Foley catheterization.” How should this diagnosis be coded? ...
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