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ICD-9 code for Mesh

  1. Default ICD-9 code for Mesh
    Medical Coding Books
    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.

  2. #2
    Louisville, KY
    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!

  3. #3
    Default eroding mesh
    996.59 refers to nonabsorbable surgical material. I would use this,

  4. #4
    Louisville, KY
    "Erosion," as stated by the provider falls into category 996.0. Just a thought.

  5. #5
    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!!!


  6. #6
    Default 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.

  7. #7
    Thumbs up Thanks!!
    This was really helpful!

  8. Smile Mesh erosion ICD9
    Thank you so much as well.


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