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ICD-10-CM Code N48.1

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

N48.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of balanitis. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code N481 is used to code Balanoposthitis

Balanoposthitis (/ˌbæ.lə.noʊ.pɒs.ˈθaɪ.təs/) is an inflammation of the glans penis and the foreskin.

Specialty: Urology
MeSH Codes: D001446, D001446
ICD 9 Codes: 607.1, 607.1
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for N48.1 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-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."
Amebic balanitis - instead, use code A06.8
Balanitis xerotica obliterans - instead, use code N48.0
Candidal balanitis - instead, use code B37.42
Gonococcal balanitis - instead, use code A54.23
Herpesviral [herpes simplex] balanitis - instead, use code A60.01

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #727-728 - Inflammation of the male reproductive system with MCC.
  • DRG Group #727-728 - Inflammation of the male reproductive system without MCC.

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for causative agent code

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'N48.1 - Balanitis'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code N48.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Corbus' disease(gangrenous balanitis) (N48.1)
Balanitis(circinata) (erosiva) (gangrenosa) (phagedenic) (vulgaris) (N48.1)


Balanoposthitis (approximate match)

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 N48.1 and a single ICD9 code, 607.1 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: N48 - Other disorders of penis

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