ICD 9 CM Codes

998.59 Other postoperative infection
POA Exempt
Billable CodeICD-9-CM  998.59    is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
ICD-9-CM '998.59' will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
998.59 direcly converts to ICD-10-CM
ICD-10-CM K68.11 Postprocedural retroperitoneal abscess
998.59 direcly converts to ICD-10-CM
ICD-10-CM T81.4XXA Infection following a procedure, initial encounter
icd9cmvol2 index entry
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to '.998.59.'
drainage site (following operation)
due to infection
in operation wound
operation wound
operative wound
postoperative wound
stitch abscess
wound infection
Applies To
Abscess: postoperative
intra-abdominal postoperative
stitch postoperative
subphrenic postoperative
wound postoperative
Septicemia postoperative
Use additional code to identify infection
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 998.59 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.