T83.018 - Breakdown (mechanical) of other urinary catheter

Version 2023
ICD-10:T83.018
Short Description:Breakdown (mechanical) of other urinary catheter
Long Description:Breakdown (mechanical) of other urinary catheter
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
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 genitourinary prosth dev/grft (T83)

T83.018 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of breakdown (mechanical) of other urinary catheter. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Complications of genitourinary prosth dev/grft (T83). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Breakdown (mechanical) of other urinary catheter

Non-specific codes like T83.018 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for breakdown (mechanical) of other urinary catheter:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T83.018A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T83.018D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T83.018S for sequela

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to this diagnosis code:


Inclusion Terms

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Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:

Patient Education


Urine and Urination

Your kidneys make urine by filtering wastes and extra water from your blood. The waste is called urea. Your blood carries it to the kidneys. From the kidneys, urine travels down two thin tubes called ureters to the bladder. The bladder stores urine until you are ready to urinate. It swells into a round shape when it is full and gets smaller when empty. If your urinary system is healthy, your bladder can hold up to 16 ounces (2 cups) of urine comfortably for 2 to 5 hours.

You may have problems with urination if you have:

Some conditions may also cause you to have blood or protein in your urine. If you have a urinary problem, see your health care provider. Urinalysis and other urine tests can help to diagnose the problem. Treatment depends on the cause.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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