Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code V44.3
Colostomy status
  • ICD-9-CM V44.3 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 V44.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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Disease Synonyms
  • Colostomy present
  • History of antegrade continence enema (ACE) procedure
  • History of Malone procedure
  • Hx of ace malone procedure
  • Presence of cecostomy
  • Presence of colostomy
Convert to ICD-10-CM: V44.3 converts directly to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM Z93.3 Colostomy status
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to V44.3:
  • Artificial
  • Colostomy
    • status V44.3
  • Hartmann's pouch (abnormal sacculation of gallbladder neck) 575.8
    • of intestine V44.3
  • Pouch
    • Hartmann's (abnormal sacculation of gallbladder neck) 575.8
      • of intestine V44.3
  • Status (post)
    • colostomy V44.3
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