Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 539.81
Infection due to other bariatric procedure
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 539.81 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 539.81 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: 539.81 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM K95.81 Infection due to other bariatric procedure
Approximate Synonyms
  • Infection due to bariatric procedure
Use Additional
  • Use additional code to specify type of infection, such as:
    abscess or cellulitis of abdomen (682.2)
    septicemia (038.0-038.9)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 539.81:
  • Complications
    • bariatric surgery
      • gastric band procedure 539.09
      • specified procedure NEC 539.89
        • infection 539.81
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 539.81 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.