Don't have a TCI SuperCoder account yet? Become a Member >>

Urology Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Diagnosis for Incomplete Bladder Emptying

Question: What is the best diagnosis code to report for incomplete bladder emptying? I’m looking at R33.9, but am not sure if that is correct. Arkansas Subscriber Answer: As with many situations in coding, the correct diagnosis depends on the specific details. If the documentation states, “incomplete bladder emptying,” report R33.8 (Other retention of urine). If possible, do not use [...]

Other Articles in this issue of

Urology Coding Alert

View All