Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 596.51
Hypertonicity of bladder
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 596.51 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 596.51 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).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 596.51 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM N32.81 Overactive bladder
Approximate 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
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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