ICD-10-CM Code N34.2
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
N34.2 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other urethritis. 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.
|MeSH Codes:||D014526, D014526|
|ICD 9 Codes:||597, 994|
Coding Notes for N34.2 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Meatitis, urethral
- Postmenopausal urethritis
- Ulcer of urethra (meatus)
- Urethritis NOS
- DRG Group #689-690 - Kidney and urinary tract infections with MCC.
- DRG Group #689-690 - Kidney and urinary tract infections without MCC.
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Possible requirement for causative agent code
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'N34.2 - Other urethritis'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code N34.2. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.
Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code N34.2 and a single ICD9 code, 597.89 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.