T83.018A - Breakdown (mechanical) of other urinary catheter, initial encounter

Version 2023
ICD-10:T83.018A
Short Description:Breakdown (mechanical) of other urinary catheter, init
Long Description:Breakdown (mechanical) of other urinary catheter, initial encounter
Status: 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)

T83.018A is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of breakdown (mechanical) of other urinary catheter, initial encounter. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

T83.018A is an initial encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used while the patient is receiving active treatment for a condition like breakdown (mechanical) of other urinary catheter. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines an "initial encounter" doesn't necessarily means "initial visit". The 7th character should be used when the patient is undergoing active treatment regardless if new or different providers saw the patient over the course of a treatment. The appropriate 7th character codes should also be used even if the patient delayed seeking treatment for a condition.

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:

Convert to ICD-9 Code

Source ICD-10 CodeTarget ICD-9 Code
T83.018A996.39 - Malfunc gu dev/graft NEC
Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

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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