ICD-10-CM Code for Encounter for attention to unspecified artificial opening Z43.9
ICD-10 code Z43.9 for Encounter for attention to unspecified artificial opening is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range - Factors influencing health status and contact with health services .
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Encounter for attention to unspecified artificial opening
Includes: closure of artificial openings passage of sounds or bougies through artificial openings reforming artificial openings removal of catheter from artificial openings toilet or cleansing of artificial openings
Excludes1: complications of external stoma (J95.0-, K94.-, N99.5-)
Excludes2: fitting and adjustment of prosthetic and other devices (Z44-Z46)
If I am reading your question correctly, I would have 1 question and 1 recommendation.
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[QUOTE="whatwouldyousay, post: 507222, member: 746676"]
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[QUOTE="LisaAlonso23, post: 507220, member: 220094"]
Yes, it's a GI device. What does the op report state as the reason for the procedure?
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