ICD-10-CM Code N39.9

Disorder of urinary system, unspecified

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

N39.9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of disorder of urinary system, unspecified. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code N39.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like disorder of the lower urinary tract, disorder of the urinary system, disorder of urinary tract, hereditary disorder of the urinary system, sequelae of disorders by system of sequelae, symptomatic disorders of the urinary tract, etc

ICD-10:N39.9
Short Description:Disorder of urinary system, unspecified
Long Description:Disorder of urinary system, unspecified

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 N39.9 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:

  • Disorder of the lower urinary tract
  • Disorder of the urinary system
  • Disorder of urinary tract
  • Hereditary disorder of the urinary system
  • Sequelae of disorders by system of sequelae
  • Symptomatic disorders of the urinary tract
  • Urinary complication
  • Urinary disorder treatment changed
  • Urinary disorder treatment started
  • Urinary sequelae of disorders
  • Urine screening due
  • Urine screening status

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code N39.9 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 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 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.

  • 698 - OTHER KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 699 - OTHER KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 700 - OTHER KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert N39.9 to ICD-9

  • 599.9 - Urinary tract dis NOS (Approximate Flag)

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
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Bladder Diseases

The bladder is a hollow organ in your lower abdomen that stores urine. Many conditions can affect your bladder. Some common ones are

  • Cystitis - inflammation of the bladder, often from an infection
  • Urinary incontinence - loss of bladder control
  • Overactive bladder - a condition in which the bladder squeezes urine out at the wrong time
  • Interstitial cystitis - a chronic problem that causes bladder pain and frequent, urgent urination
  • Bladder cancer

Doctors diagnose bladder diseases using different tests. These include urine tests, x-rays, and an examination of the bladder wall 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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  • Bladder outlet obstruction (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Bladder stones (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cystitis - noninfectious (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Indwelling catheter care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Neurogenic bladder (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Self catheterization - female (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Self catheterization - male (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Urinary catheters (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Urinary Retention - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

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Kidney Diseases

Also called: Renal disease

You have two kidneys, each about the size of your fist. They are near the middle of your back, just below the rib cage. Inside each kidney there are about a million tiny structures called nephrons. They filter your blood. They remove wastes and extra water, which become urine. The urine flows through tubes called ureters. It goes to your bladder, which stores the urine until you go to the bathroom.

Most kidney diseases attack the nephrons. This damage may leave kidneys unable to remove wastes. Causes can include genetic problems, injuries, or medicines. You have a higher risk of kidney disease if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or a close family member with kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease damages the nephrons slowly over several years. Other kidney problems include

  • Cancer
  • Cysts
  • Stones
  • Infections

Your doctor can do blood and urine tests to check if you have kidney disease. If your kidneys fail, you will need dialysis or a kidney transplant.

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  • Congenital nephrotic syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Distal renal tubular acidosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Glomerulonephritis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Goodpasture syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • IgA nephropathy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Injury - kidney and ureter (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Interstitial nephritis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Kidney removal (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Kidney removal - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
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  • Membranous nephropathy (Medical Encyclopedia)
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  • Nephrotic syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Obstructive uropathy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Perirenal abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Proximal renal tubular acidosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Reflux nephropathy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Renal papillary necrosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Renal vein thrombosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
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Ureteral Disorders

Your kidneys make urine by filtering wastes and extra water from your blood. The urine travels from the kidneys to the bladder in two thin tubes called ureters.

The ureters are about 8 to 10 inches long. Muscles in the ureter walls tighten and relax to force urine down and away from the kidneys. Small amounts of urine flow from the ureters into the bladder about every 10 to 15 seconds.

Sometimes the ureters can become blocked or injured. This can block the flow of urine to the bladder. If urine stands still or backs up the ureter, you may get a urinary tract infections.

Doctors diagnose problems with the ureters using different tests. These include urine tests, x-rays, and examination of the ureter 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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  • Ureteral reimplantation surgery - children (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ureteral retrograde brush biopsy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ureterocele (Medical Encyclopedia)

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