ICD-10-CM Code N39.0

Urinary tract infection, site not specified

Version 2020 Billable Code Family Practice Internal Medicine OB/GYN Pediatrics

Valid for Submission

N39.0 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of urinary tract infection, site not specified. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code N39.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute lower urinary tract infection, acute upper urinary tract infection, acute urinary tract infection, bacterial urinary infection, catheter-associated urinary tract infection, chronic urinary tract infection, etc

The code is commonly used in family practice, internal medicine, ob/gyn, pediatrics medical specialties to specify clinical concepts such as urinary tract infection, cystitis.

ICD-10:N39.0
Short Description:Urinary tract infection, site not specified
Long Description:Urinary tract infection, site not specified

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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code N39.0:

Use Additional Code

Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • candidiasis of urinary tract B37.4
  • neonatal urinary tract infection P39.3
  • pyuria R82.81
  • urinary tract infection of specified site, such as:
  • cystitis N30
  • urethritis N34

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 N39.0 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Acute lower urinary tract infection
  • Acute upper urinary tract infection
  • Acute urinary tract infection
  • Bacterial urinary infection
  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infection
  • Chronic urinary tract infection
  • Coliform urinary tract infection
  • Escherichia coli urinary tract infection
  • Febrile urinary tract infection
  • Infection associated with genitourinary device
  • Infection due to enterococcus
  • Lower urinary tract infectious disease
  • Postoperative urinary tract infection
  • Proteus urinary tract infection
  • Pseudomonas urinary tract infection
  • Recurrent urinary tract infection
  • Sepsis due to urinary tract infection
  • Upper urinary tract infection
  • Urinary tract infection caused by Enterococcus
  • Urinary tract infection caused by Klebsiella
  • Urinary tract infection caused by Pseudomonas
  • Urinary tract infection following procedure
  • Urinary tract infectious disease

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code N39.0 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 689 - KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS WITH MCC
  • 690 - KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS WITHOUT MCC

Convert N39.0 to ICD-9

  • 599.0 - Urin tract infection NOS

Code Classification

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

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


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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