Medicine:ICD-9-CM Volume 3

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Short description: System of procedure codes within ICD-9 Clinical Modification

ICD-9-CM Volume 3 is a system of procedural codes used by health insurers to classify medical procedures for billing purposes. It is a subset of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) 9-CM. Volumes 1 and 2 are used for diagnostic codes.

Main sections

(00) Procedures and interventions, not elsewhere classified

(01–05) Operations on the nervous system

(06–07) Operations on the endocrine system

(08–16) Operations on the eye

(18–20) Operations on the ear

  • (18) Operations on external ear
    • (18.0) Incision of external ear
    • (18.1) Diagnostic procedures on external ear
    • (18.2) Excision or destruction of lesion of external ear
    • (18.3) Other excision of external ear
    • (18.4) Suture of laceration of external ear
    • (18.5) Surgical correction of prominent ear
    • (18.6) Reconstruction of external auditory canal
    • (18.7) Other plastic repair of external ear
      • (18.71) Construction of auricle of ear
      • (18.72) Reattachment of amputated ear
      • (18.79) Other plastic repair of external ear
        • Otoplasty NOS
    • (18.9) Other operations on external ear
  • (19) Reconstructive operations on middle ear
    • (19.0) Stapes mobilization
    • (19.1) Stapedectomy
    • (19.2) Revision of stapedectomy
    • (19.3) Other operations on ossicular chain
    • (19.4) Myringoplasty
    • (19.5) Other tympanoplasty
    • (19.6) Revision of tympanoplasty
    • (19.9) Other repair of middle ear
  • (20) Other operations on middle and inner ear

(21-29) Operations on the nose, mouth and pharynx

(30–34) Operations on the respiratory system

(35–39) Operations on the cardiovascular system

Heart

  • (35) Operations on valves and septa of heart
    • (35.0) Closed heart valvotomy
    • (35.1) Open heart valvuloplasty without replacement
    • (35.2) Replacement of heart valve
    • (35.3) Operations on structures adjacent to heart valves
    • (35.4) Production of septal defect in heart
    • (35.5) Repair of atrial and ventricular septa with prosthesis
    • (35.6) Repair of atrial and ventricular septa with tissue graft
    • (35.7) Other and unspecified repair of atrial and ventricular septa
    • (35.8) Total repair of certain congenital cardiac anomalies
    • (35.9) Other operations on valves and septa of heart
  • (36) Operations on vessels of heart
    • (36.0) Removal of coronary artery obstruction and insertion of stent(s)
    • (36.1) Bypass anastomosis for heart revascularization
    • (36.2) Heart revascularization by arterial implant
    • (36.3) Other heart revascularization
    • (36.9) Other operations on vessels of heart
  • (37) Other operations on heart and pericardium

Vessels

(40–41) Operations on the hemic and lymphatic system

(42–54) Operations on the digestive system

(55–59) Operations on the urinary system

(60–64) Operations on the male genital organs

(65–71) Operations on the female genital organs

(72–75) Obstetrical procedures

(76–84) Operations on the musculoskeletal system

(85–86) Operations on the integumentary system

(87–99) Miscellaneous diagnostic and therapeutic procedures

Diagnostic radiology

Interview, evaluation, consultation, and examination

  • (89) Interview, evaluation, consultation, and examination
    • (89.0) Diagnostic interview, consultation, and evaluation
    • (89.1) Anatomic and physiologic measurements and manual examinations—nervous system and sense organs
      • (89.14) Electroencephalogram
    • (89.2) Anatomic and physiologic measurements and manual examinations -- genitourinary system
      • (89.21) Urinary manometry
      • (89.22) Cystometrogram
      • (89.23) Urethral sphincter electromyogram
      • (89.24) Uroflowmetry (UFR)
      • (89.25) Urethral pressure profile (UPP)
      • (89.26) Gynecological examination
      • (89.29) Other nonoperative genitourinary system measurements
    • (89.3) Other anatomic and physiologic measurements and manual examinations
    • (89.4) Cardiac stress tests, pacemaker and defibrillator checks
    • (89.5) Other nonoperative cardiac and vascular diagnostic procedures
    • (89.6) Circulatory monitoring
    • (89.7) General physical examination
    • (89.8) Autopsy
  • (90-91) Microscopic examination
    • fourth-digit codes:
    • 1 bacterial smear
    • 2 culture
    • 3 culture and sensitivity
    • 4 parasitology
    • 5 toxicology
    • 6 cell block and Papanicolaou smear
    • 9 other microscopic examination
    • (90.0) specimen from nervous system and of spinal fluid
    • (90.1) specimen from endocrine gland, not elsewhere classified
    • (90.2) specimen from eye
    • (90.3) specimen from ear, nose, throat, and larynx
    • (90.4) specimen from trachea, bronchus, pleura, lung, and other thoracic specimen, and of sputum
    • (90.5) blood
    • (90.6) specimen from spleen and of bone marrow
    • (90.7) specimen from lymph node and of lymph
    • (90.8) specimen from upper gastrointestinal tract and of vomitus
    • (90.9) specimen from lower gastrointestinal tract and of stool
    • (91.0) specimen from liver, biliary tract, and pancreas
    • (91.1) peritoneal and retroperitoneal specimen
    • (91.2) specimen from kidney, ureter, perirenal and periureteral tissue
    • (91.3) specimen from bladder, urethra, prostate, seminal vesicle, perivesical tissue, and of urine and semen
    • (91.4) specimen from female genital tract
    • (91.5) specimen from musculoskeletal system and of joint fluid
    • (91.6) specimen from skin and other integument
    • (91.7) specimen from operative wound
    • (91.8) specimen from other site
    • (91.9) specimen from unspecified site

Nuclear medicine

Physical therapy, respiratory therapy, rehabilitation, and related procedures

Procedures related to the psyche

Ophthalmologic and otologic diagnosis and treatment

Nonoperative intubation and irrigation

Replacement and removal of therapeutic appliances/nonoperative removal of foreign body or calculus

  • (97) Replacement and removal of therapeutic appliances
    • (97.0) Nonoperative replacement of gastrointestinal appliance
    • (97.1) Nonoperative replacement of musculoskeletal and integumentary system appliance
    • (97.2) Other nonoperative replacement
    • (97.3) Nonoperative removal of therapeutic device from head and neck
    • (97.4) Nonoperative removal of therapeutic device from thorax
    • (97.5) Nonoperative removal of therapeutic device from digestive system
    • (97.6) Nonoperative removal of therapeutic device from urinary system
    • (97.7) Nonoperative removal of therapeutic device from genital system
    • (97.8) Other nonoperative removal of therapeutic device
  • (98) Nonoperative removal of foreign body or calculus
    • (98.0) Removal of intraluminal foreign body from digestive system without incision
    • (98.1) Removal of intraluminal foreign body from other sites without incision
    • (98.2) Removal of other foreign body without incision
    • (98.5) Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL)

Other nonoperative procedures

See also

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