Valid for Submission
N34.2 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other urethritis. The code N34.2 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code N34.2 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like a sore at urethral meatus, bacterial urethritis, cowperitis, degenerative disorder of urethra, follicular urethritis , infective urethritis, etc.
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code N34.2:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Meatitis, urethral
- Postmenopausal urethritis
- Ulcer of urethra (meatus)
- Urethritis NOS
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code N34.2 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- A sore at urethral meatus
- Bacterial urethritis
- Degenerative disorder of urethra
- Follicular urethritis
- Infective urethritis
- Polypoid urethritis
- Postmenopausal urethral atrophy
- Skene's gland adenitis
- Ulcer of urethral meatus
- Urethral atrophy
- Urethral cellulitis
- Urethral meatitis
- Urethral ulcer
- URETHRITIS-. inflammation involving the urethra. similar to cystitis clinical symptoms range from vague discomfort to painful urination dysuria urethral discharge or both.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|689||KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS WITH MCC||11||1.1113|
|690||KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS WITHOUT MCC||11||0.7922|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
Convert N34.2 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code N34.2 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
The urethra is the tube that allows urine to pass out of the body. In men, it's a long tube that runs through the penis. It also carries semen in men. In women, it's short and is just above the vagina. Urethral problems may happen due to aging, illness, or injury. They include
- Urethral cancer - a rare cancer that happens more often in men
- Urethral stricture - a narrowing of the opening of the urethra
- Urethritis - inflammation of the urethra, sometimes caused by infection
Urethral problems may cause pain or difficulty passing urine. You may also have bleeding or discharge from the urethra.
Doctors diagnose urethral problems using different tests. These include urine tests, x-rays and an examination of the urethra with a scope called a cystoscope. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. It may include medicines and, in severe cases, surgery.
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