Specific code 2006 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 996.31
Mechanical complication due to urethral (indwelling) catheter
  • Short description: MALFUNC URETHRAL CATH.
  • ICD-9-CM 996.31 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 996.31 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2006 version of ICD-9-CM 996.31.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 996.31: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015.
Disease Synonyms
  • Indwelling urinary catheter complication
  • Indwelling urinary catheter leakage
  • Indwelling urinary catheter malfunction
  • Indwelling urinary catheter malposition
  • Leakage of indwelling urinary catheter
  • Malfunction of indwelling urinary catheter
  • Malposition of indwelling urinary catheter
  • Mechanical complication due to urethral indwelling
  • Mechanical complication due to urethral indwelling catheter
  • Retention of urine due to occlusion of Foley catheter
  • Urinary retention caused by blocked foley catheter
  • Urinary retention caused by foley catheter occlusion
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 996.31 converts approximately to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM T83.098A Other mechanical complication of other indwelling urethral catheter, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 996.31:
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