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.
GEMS
998.59 direcly converts to ICD-10-CM
ICD-10-CM K68.11 Postprocedural retroperitoneal abscess
GEMS
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.'
abscess
drainage site (following operation)
due to infection
in operation wound
operation wound
operative wound
postoperative
postoperative wound
postprocedural
stitch
stitch abscess
surgery
surgical
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.