DIAGNOSIS: Admitted for a Laparoscopy with Tubal Ligation.
(Patient has five children.)
4. Category V44 and V45. Appropriate for inpatient coding to describe a postsurgical
status that affects patient care management.
DIAGNOSIS: Acute Pharyngitis : Patient has a temporary
5. Subcategories V64.1-V64.3 provide a classification for those patients admitted for a
scheduled procedure but discharged with surgery cancelled shortly after admission.
DIAGNOSIS: Chronic Tonsillitis : Patient admitted for
Tonsillectomy May 3 1979: Surgery cancelled.
Patient is running temperature.
474. 78.6 V64.1
6. Category V71 will be used for inpatients to classify observations and evaluation for
suspected conditions which show no need for further treatment or medical care.
DIAGNOSIS: Observation following auto accident,
no injury found.
PRINCIPLE V. SURGERY AND PROCEDURES
1. The ICD-9-CM procedure classification is contained in a separate volume 3 which
includes the Tabular List and Alphabetic Index. The procedure classification has 16
chapters of which 15 are assigned to anatomical sites (body systems). All surgical
procedures on a single body system appear together as follows:
1 Operations on the Nervous System
2 Operations on the Endocrine System
3 Operations on the Eye
4 Operations on the Ear