Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code V55.6
Attention to other artificial opening of urinary tract
  • Short description: ATTEN TO URINOSTOMY NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM V55.6 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 V55.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2008 version of ICD-9-CM V55.6.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM V55.6: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014.
Applies To
  • Nephrostomy
  • Ureterostomy
  • Urethrostomy
Convert to ICD-10-CM: V55.6 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM Z43.6 Encounter for attention to other artificial openings of urinary tract
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to V55.6:
  • Admission (encounter)
  • Attention to
    • artificial
      • opening (of) V55.9
        • digestive tract NEC V55.4
        • specified site NEC V55.8
        • urinary tract NEC V55.6
      • vagina V55.7
    • nephrostomy V55.6
    • ureterostomy V55.6
    • urethrostomy V55.6
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