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ICD-10-CM Code N34.0
Urethral abscess

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

N34.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of urethral abscess. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

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 N34.0 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Abscess (of) Cowper's gland
Abscess (of) Littré's gland
Abscess (of) urethral (gland)
Periurethral abscess
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Urethral caruncle - instead, use code N36.2

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #689-690 - Kidney and urinary tract infections with MCC.
  • DRG Group #689-690 - Kidney and urinary tract infections without MCC.
  • DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Abscess of Cowper's gland (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease


Urethral abscess (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 597.0 was previously used, N34.0 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: N34 - Urethritis and urethral syndrome

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/N340