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Old 11-13-2008, 09:59 AM
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Default Need ICD-9 Code for Indwelling Foley Catheter

Does anyone have any idea how to code "indwelling foley catheter"? In the index there is nothing under "indwelling", nothing under "presence of", nothing under "catheter/catheterization". Arggh. This makes me nuts.

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Old 11-13-2008, 10:20 AM
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is that the only procedure performed?
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:01 PM
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I get 51702 insertion of temporary indwelling bladder catheter; simple, but this is inclusive to a lot of other procedures done at the same time, so beware.
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Old 11-14-2008, 07:24 AM
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Are you looking for the procedure code or ICD9? There is no code for ICD9 - you have to code the reason why they have a foley - ex. urinary retention.
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:33 AM
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what about V55.6 (Attention to other artificial opening of urinary tract)??
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:52 AM
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If there is a problem there are 2 different codes you can use in addition to the problem (ie infection) itself.

996.64 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal prosthetic device, implant, and graft Due to indwelling urinary catheter

996.31 Mechanical complication of genitourinary device, implant, and graft Due to urethral [indwelling] catheter
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Default Foley catheter ICD 9 code

For fitting and adjustment of a foley, use V53.6. This includes removal or replacement of the catheter.
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Default Inability to place catheter

Our doctors get called over a lot by the hospital docs for inability to place the catheter during a procedure. Our doctor goes over and usually has no problem placing it.

So the diagnosis is always inability to place catheter. What would you recommend for the diagnosis? The 996.31?

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