Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code V56.8
Aftercare involving other dialysis
  • Short description: DIALYSIS ENCOUNTER, NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM V56.8 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 V56.8 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 V56.8.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM V56.8: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Dialysis finding
  • Encounter for peritoneal dialysis done
  • Peritoneal dialysis visit
Applies To
  • Peritoneal dialysis
Convert to ICD-10-CM: V56.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM Z49.32 Encounter for adequacy testing for peritoneal dialysis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to V56.8:
  • Admission (encounter)
  • Aftercare V58.9
    • peritoneal dialysis (intermittent) (treatment) V56.8
  • Dialysis (intermittent) (treatment)
    • peritoneal V56.8
    • specified type NEC V56.8
  • Encounter for - see also Admission for
    • dialysis
      • extracorporeal (renal) V56.0
      • peritoneal V56.8
  • Maintenance
    • dialysis regimen or treatment
      • extracorporeal (renal) V56.0
      • peritoneal V56.8
      • renal V56.0
  • Therapy V57.9
    • dialysis (intermittent) (treatment)
      • extracorporeal V56.0
      • peritoneal V56.8
      • renal V56.0
      • specified type NEC V56.8
    • peritoneal dialysis V56.8
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