ICD-10-CM Code N48.3
Non-Billable CodeNon-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 Code N48.3 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the five child codes of N48.3 that describes the diagnosis 'priapism' in more detail.
- N48.3 Priapism NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code N483 is used to code Priapism
Priapism is a potentially painful medical condition in which the erect penis does not return to its flaccid state, despite the absence of both physical and psychological stimulation, within four hours. Priapism is considered a medical emergency, which should receive proper treatment by a qualified medical practitioner. There are two types of priapism: low-flow and high-flow; 80% to 90% of clinically presented priapisms are low-flow disorders. Low-flow involves the blood not adequately returning to the body from the penis. High-flow involves a short-circuit of the vascular system partway along the penis. Treatment is different for each type. Early treatment can be beneficial for a functional recovery.
|ICD 9 Code:||607.3|
Fresco in Pompei depicting Priapus
Coding Notes for N48.3 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.
- Painful erection
- Underlying cause
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'N48.3 - Priapism'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code N48.3. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.