Specific code 2007 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code V50.9
Unspecified elective surgery for purposes other than remedying health states
  • Short description: ELECTIVE SURGERY NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM V50.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, V50.9 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: V50.9 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM Z41.9 Encounter for procedure for purposes other than remedying health state, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • History of elective cosmetic or ritual operation
  • Hx of elective cosmetic or ritual operation
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to V50.9:
  • Surgery
    • elective V50.9
      • breast augmentation or reduction V50.1
      • circumcision, ritual or routine (in absence of medical indication) V50.2
      • cosmetic NEC V50.1
      • ear piercing V50.3
      • face-lift V50.1
      • following healed injury or operation V51
      • hair transplant V50.0
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM V50.9 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2007 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.