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Need ICD-9 Code for Indwelling Foley Catheter

  1. Default Need ICD-9 Code for Indwelling Foley Catheter
    Medical Coding Books
    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.

    Cherie Payne, CPC

  2. #2
    is that the only procedure performed?

  3. #3
    Default foley
    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.

  4. Default
    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.

  5. #5
    what about V55.6 (Attention to other artificial opening of urinary tract)??

  6. #6
    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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    Annapolis, MD
    Default Foley catheter ICD 9 code
    For fitting and adjustment of a foley, use V53.6. This includes removal or replacement of the catheter.
    Lisa Ulrich, CPC, CPMA

  8. 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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    V53.6 would be the correct one.

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