Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 188.9
Malignant neoplasm of bladder, part unspecified
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 188.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 188.9 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).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 188.9 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM C67.9 Malignant neoplasm of bladder, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Adenocarcinoma of bladder
  • Adenocarcinoma, bladder
  • Bladder cancer
  • CA of urinary bladder
  • CA urinary bladder, transitional cell
  • Cancer of the urinary bladder
  • Cancer of the urinary bladder, adenocarcinoma
  • Cancer of the urinary bladder, current, localized
  • Cancer of the urinary bladder, invasive
  • Cancer of the urinary bladder, spindle cell
  • Cancer of the urinary bladder, squamous cell
  • Cancer of the urinary bladder, superficial
  • Cancer of the urinary bladder, transitional cell
  • Carcinoma of urinary bladder, invasive
  • Carcinoma of urinary bladder, superficial
  • Invasive bladder cancer
  • Localized bladder cancer
  • Localized primary malignant neoplasm of bladder
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of bladder
  • Primary spindle cell carcinoma of urinary bladder
  • Spindle cell carcinoma, urinary bladder
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of bladder
  • Squamous cell carcinoma, bladder
  • Superficial bladder cancer
  • Transitional cell carcinoma of bladder
  • Transitional cell carcinoma, bladder
Clinical Information
  • A primary or metastatic malignant neoplasm involving the bladder
  • The bladder is a hollow organ in your lower abdomen that stores urine. Bladder cancer occurs in the lining of the bladder. It is the sixth most common type of cancer in the United States.symptoms include
    • blood in your urine
    • a frequent urge to urinate
    • pain when you urinate
    • low back pain
    risk factors for developing bladder cancer include smoking and exposure to certain chemicals in the workplace. People with a family history of bladder cancer or who are older, white, or male have a higher risk.treatments for bladder cancer include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and biologic therapy. Biologic therapy boosts your body's own ability to fight cancer. nih: national cancer institute
Applies To
  • Bladder wall NOS
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