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infected abdominal mesh

Melissa Posted Fri 12th of April, 2013 14:25:58 PM

Need an ICD9 code for infected abdominal mesh? I was going to go with 996.69 but it doesnt say mesh? or should I go with 998.59

SuperCoder Answered Fri 12th of April, 2013 14:35:55 PM

Go with 996.69.

998.59 is used mostly for post-op. wound infection.

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