ICD-9 code for Mesh

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Trying to find ICD-9 code appropriate for
"mesh erosion in vagina" following bladder suspension.
MD states that the edge of the mesh is palpable upon exam.

I'm at a loss, i've gone through the 996 codes of complications of surgical care and been unable to come up with anything I feel confident with.
 

kevbshields

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Don't have my ICD handy, but it would code to a Mechanical Complication. I believe that category states that erosion or breakdown are considered mechanical.

Sorry I can't be more specific!
 

dardegirl

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Our clinic uses 996.30 = Mechanical complication of genitourinary device, implant, and graft, unspecified device, implant, and graft.

It works and we got paid.

Good luck!!!

dardegirl
 

garcia06

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mesh

I use the same code 996.30 and have gotten paid :) sometimes visit complaint it would state pelvic pain 625.9 as a secondary dx.
 
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