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The Usual Diagnosis for Ureteral Stent Removal

Question: A patient came to our facility for removal of a left ureteral stent. I’m debating between reporting Z46.6 or T19.8XXA for the diagnosis. Which applies to an indwelling left-side ureteral stent? Wisconsin Subscriber Answer: ICD-10-CM code Z46.6 (Encounter for fitting and adjustment of urinary device) is the appropriate diagnosis for removal of a left ureteral stent. Diagnosis T19.8XXA (Foreign [...]

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