Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code V44.6
Other artificial opening of urinary tract status
  • Short description: Urinostomy status NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM V44.6 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 V44.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM V44.6.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM V44.6: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Presence of continent urinary diversion
  • Presence of ileal conduit urinary diversion
  • Presence of ilial conduit urinary diversion
  • Presence of nephrostomy
  • Presence of nephrostomy (artificial opening into kidney)
  • Presence of urostomy
  • Presence of urostomy (artificial opening of urinary system)
  • Urinary stoma bag changed
  • Urostomy present
Applies To
  • Nephrostomy
  • Ureterostomy
  • Urethrostomy
Convert to ICD-10-CM: V44.6 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM Z93.6 Other artificial openings of urinary tract status
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to V44.6:
  • Artificial
    • opening status (functioning) (without complication) V44.9
  • Nephrostomy status V44.6
  • Status (post)
    • artificial opening (of) V44.9
      • gastrointestinal tract NEC V44.4
      • specified site NEC V44.8
      • urinary tract NEC V44.6
      • vagina V44.7
    • nephrostomy V44.6
    • ureterostomy V44.6
    • urethrostomy V44.6
  • Ureterostomy status V44.6
  • Urethrostomy status V44.6
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