Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 788.20
Retention of urine, unspecified
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 788.20 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 788.20 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: 788.20 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM R33.9 Retention of urine, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Benign prostatic hypertrophy (enlarged prostate)
  • BPH w urinary retention
  • Drug induced urinary retention
  • Drug-induced retention of urine
  • Postprocedural urinary retention
  • Retention of urine
  • Urinary retention
  • Urinary retention after procedure
  • Urinary retention due to benign prostatic hypertrophy
Clinical Information
  • Accumulation of urine within the bladder because of the inability to urinate
  • Incomplete emptying of the bladder
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 788.20:
  • Retention, retained
    • bladder (see also Retention, urine) 788.20
    • urine NEC 788.20
      • bladder, incomplete emptying 788.21
        • due to
          • benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) - see category 600
      • due to
        • benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) - see category 600
      • psychogenic 306.53
      • specified NEC 788.29
  • Stasis
    • urine NEC (see also Retention, urine) 788.20
  • Stoppage
    • urine NEC (see also Retention, urine) 788.20
  • Urine, urinary - see also condition
    • retention or stasis NEC 788.20
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