ICD-10-CM Code A18.1

Tuberculosis of genitourinary system

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

A18.1 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of tuberculosis of genitourinary system. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:A18.1
Short Description:Tuberculosis of genitourinary system
Long Description:Tuberculosis of genitourinary system

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • A18.10 - ... unspecified
  • A18.11 - Tuberculosis of kidney and ureter
  • A18.12 - Tuberculosis of bladder
  • A18.13 - Tuberculosis of other urinary organs
  • A18.14 - Tuberculosis of prostate
  • A18.15 - Tuberculosis of other male genital organs
  • A18.16 - Tuberculosis of cervix
  • A18.17 - Tuberculous female pelvic inflammatory disease
  • A18.18 - Tuberculosis of other female genital organs

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Tuberculosis (A15-A19)
      • Tuberculosis of other organs (A18)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but they can also damage other parts of the body.

TB spreads through the air when a person with TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, or talks. If you have been exposed, you should go to your doctor for tests. You are more likely to get TB if you have a weak immune system.

Symptoms of TB in the lungs may include

  • A bad cough that lasts 3 weeks or longer
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Coughing up blood or mucus
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Fever
  • Night sweats

Skin tests, blood tests, x-rays, and other tests can tell if you have TB. If not treated properly, TB can be deadly. You can usually cure active TB by taking several medicines for a long period of time.


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Urinary Tract Infections

The urinary system is the body's drainage system for removing wastes and extra water. It includes two kidneys, two ureters, a bladder, and a urethra. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common type of infection in the body.

You may have a UTI if you notice

  • Pain or burning when you urinate
  • Fever, tiredness, or shakiness
  • An urge to urinate often
  • Pressure in your lower belly
  • Urine that smells bad or looks cloudy or reddish
  • Pain in your back or side below the ribs

People of any age or sex can get UTIs. But about four times as many women get UTIs as men. You're also at higher risk if you have diabetes, need a tube to drain your bladder, or have a spinal cord injury.

If you think you have a UTI it is important to see your doctor. Your doctor can tell if you have a UTI with a urine test. Treatment is with antibiotics.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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