Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 596.51
Hypertonicity of bladder
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 596.51 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 596.51 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bladder muscle dysfunction - overactive
  • Overactive bladder
Clinical Information
  • Symptom of overactive detrusor muscle of the urinary bladder that contracts with abnormally high frequency and urgency. Overactive bladder is characterized by the frequent feeling of needing to urinate during the day, during the night, or both. Urinary incontinence may or may not be present.
Applies To
  • Hyperactivity
  • Overactive bladder
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 596.51 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM N32.81 Overactive bladder
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 596.51:
  • Hyperactive, hyperactivity 314.01
    • bladder 596.51
  • Hypertonicity
    • bladder 596.51
  • Overactive - see also Hyperfunction
    • bladder 596.51
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