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February 16, 2024

Should external urinary systems, like condom catheters be captured as foley’s? 

If you mean as a procedure code, drainage device is the 6th character, used for foley catheters, and would be appropriate for condom catheter. I would assign different codes for these. 

Foley catheter would be 0T9B70Z, for drainage, bladder, via natural or artificial opening, drainage device 

Condom catheter would be 0T9DX0Z, for drainage, urethra, via natural or artificial opening, drainage device 

I wouldn’t code to bladder for condom catheter, as it is technically just draining the urethra. This is an external urinary catheter, so we want the external approach as well. 

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