Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 596.9
Unspecified disorder of bladder
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 596.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 596.9 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: 596.9 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM N32.9 Bladder disorder, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bladder disorder
  • Bladder lesion
  • Bladder mass
  • Disorder of bladder
  • Disorder of urinary bladder (disorder)
  • Lesion of bladder
  • Mass of bladder
  • Mass of urinary bladder
Clinical Information
  • A non-neoplastic or neoplastic disorder affecting the urinary bladder. A representative example of non-neoplastic bladder disorder is bacterial bladder infection. A representative example of neoplastic bladder disorder is bladder carcinoma
  • Disease or disorder of the urinary bladder, the musculomembranous sac in the anterior of the pelvic cavity that serves as a reservoir for urine, which it receives through the ureters and discharges through the urethra
  • Pathological processes of the urinary bladder
  • The bladder is a hollow organ in your lower abdomen that stores urine. Many conditions can affect your bladder. Some common ones are
    • cystitis - inflammation of the bladder, often from an infection
    • urinary incontinence - loss of bladder control
    • interstitial cystitis - a chronic problem that causes bladder pain and frequent, urgent urination
    • bladder cancer
    doctors diagnose bladder diseases using different tests. These include urine tests, x-rays, and an examination of the bladder wall with a scope called a cystoscope. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. It may include medicines and, in severe cases, surgery. nih: national institute of diabetes and digestive and kidney diseases
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 596.9:
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • bladder 596.9
    • urinary (tract) 599.9
      • bladder 596.9
      • maternal, affecting fetus or newborn 760.1
  • Disorder - see also Disease
  • Lesion(s)
    • bladder 596.9
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