Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 455.9
Residual hemorrhoidal skin tags
  • Short description: Residual hemorrhoid tags.
  • ICD-9-CM 455.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 455.9 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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  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 455.9: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 455.9 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM K64.4 Residual hemorrhoidal skin tags
Approximate Synonyms
  • Anal skin tag
  • Sentinel skin tag
  • Sentinel tag
  • Skin tag of anus
  • Skin tag, anus
Applies To
  • Skin tags, anus or rectum
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 455.9:
  • Hemorrhoids (anus) (rectum) (without complication) 455.6
    • residual skin tag 455.9
    • sentinel pile 455.9
  • Tag (hypertrophied skin) (infected) 701.9
    • anus 455.9
    • hemorrhoidal 455.9
    • rectum 455.9
    • sentinel 455.9
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