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ICD-10-CM Code N34
Urethritis and urethral syndrome

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code N34 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of N34 that describes the diagnosis 'urethritis and urethral syndrome' in more detail.


The ICD code N34 is used to code Urethritis

Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra. The most common symptom is painful or difficult urination. It is usually caused by infection with bacteria. The infection is often a sexually transmitted infection (STI), but some are just non-STI urinary tract infections. Urethritis can be idiopathic, but it usually is not.

Specialty: Urology
MeSH Codes: D014526, D014526
ICD 9 Codes: 597, 994
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for N34 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Additional Code Note:
Use Additional Code
Use Additional Code note means a second code must be used in conjunction with this code. Codes with this note are Etiology codes and must be followed by a Manifestation code or codes.
Code See Section B95-B97, to identify infectious agent.
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
Reiter's disease - instead, use code M02.3-
Urethritis in diseases with a predominantly sexual mode of transmission - instead, use Section A50-A64
Urethrotrigonitis - instead, use code N30.3-

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