ICD-10-CM Code N39.49

Other specified urinary incontinence

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

N39.49 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other specified urinary incontinence. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:N39.49
Short Description:Other specified urinary incontinence
Long Description:Other specified urinary incontinence

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

  • N39.490 - Overflow incontinence
  • N39.491 - Coital incontinence
  • N39.492 - Postural (urinary) incontinence
  • N39.498 - Other specified urinary incontinence

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 Incontinence

Urinary incontinence (UI) is loss of bladder control. Symptoms can range from mild leaking to uncontrollable wetting. It can happen to anyone, but it becomes more common with age. Women experience UI twice as often as men.

Most bladder control problems happen when muscles are too weak or too active. If the muscles that keep your bladder closed are weak, you may have accidents when you sneeze, laugh or lift a heavy object. This is stress incontinence. If bladder muscles become too active, you may feel a strong urge to go to the bathroom when you have little urine in your bladder. This is urge incontinence or overactive bladder. There are other causes of incontinence, such as prostate problems and nerve damage.

Treatment depends on the type of problem you have and what best fits your lifestyle. It may include simple exercises, medicines, special devices or procedures prescribed by your doctor, or surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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