Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 789.51
Malignant ascites
  • 2014
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 789.51 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 789.51 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).
  • You are viewing the 2014 version of ICD-9-CM 789.51.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 789.51: 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 789.51 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM R18.0 Malignant ascites
Code First
  • Code first malignancy, such as:
    • malignant neoplasm of ovary (183.0)
    • secondary malignant neoplasm of retroperitoneum and peritoneum (197.6)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 789.51:
  • Ascites 789.59
    • cancerous (M8000/6) 789.51
    • malignant (M8000/6) 789.51
  • Fluid
    • peritoneal cavity 789.59
      • malignant 789.51
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