AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2009 Issue 3; Ask the Editor
Urinary Tract Infection due to Suprapubic Catheter
What is the correct code assignment for a urinary infection due to a suprapubic catheter? Would it be classified differently than a urinary infection due to an indwelling urethral catheter? There are no includes notes or subterms in ICD-9-CM that direct the coder to the proper code assignment. ...
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