ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T81.83XD

Persistent postprocedural fistula, subsequent encounter

Diagnosis Code T81.83XD

ICD-10: T81.83XD
Short Description: Persistent postprocedural fistula, subsequent encounter
Long Description: Persistent postprocedural fistula, subsequent encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T81.83XD

Valid for Submission
The code T81.83XD is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified (T80-T88)
      • Complications of procedures, not elsewhere classified (T81)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code T81.83XD is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


Present on Admission (POA) Additional informationCallout TooltipPresent on Admission
The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

The code T81.83XD is exempt from POA reporting.

  • External stoma fistula
  • Internal stoma fistula
  • On examination - skin sinus-post operation
  • Persistent postoperative fistula
  • Postoperative fistula

Information for Patients


A fistula is an abnormal connection between two parts inside of the body. Fistulas may develop between different organs, such as between the esophagus and the windpipe or the bowel and the vagina. They can also develop between two blood vessels, such as between an artery and a vein or between two arteries.

Some people are born with a fistula. Other common causes of fistulas include

  • Complications from surgery
  • Injury
  • Infection
  • Diseases, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis

Treatment depends on the cause of the fistula, where it is, and how bad it is. Some fistulas will close on their own. In some cases, you may need antibiotics and/or surgery.

  • Fistula (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Gastrointestinal fistula (Medical Encyclopedia)

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