Specific code 2009 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 996.46
Articular bearing surface wear of prosthetic joint
  • Short description: ARTICULAR WEAR PROSTH JT.
  • ICD-9-CM 996.46 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 996.46 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 996.46 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T84.069A Wear of articular bearing surface of unspecified internal prosthetic joint, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 996.46:
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