ICD-10 Code N35.912

Unspecified bulbous urethral stricture, male

Version 2019 Billable Code New Code Diagnoses For Males Only
ICD-10: N35.912
Short Description:Unspecified bulbous urethral stricture, male
Long Description:Unspecified bulbous urethral stricture, male

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 N35.912 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified bulbous urethral stricture, male. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

New 2019 ICD-10 Code

N35.912 is new to ICD-10 code set for the FY 2019, effective October 1, 2018. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2018. This is a new and revised code for the FY 2019 (October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019).

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Other diseases of the urinary system (N30-N39)
      • Urethral stricture (N35)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:

  • Diagnoses for males only - Diagnoses for males only.

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 N35.912 are found in the index:


Replacement Code

N35912 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

  • N35.9 - Urethral stricture, unspecified

ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.