ICD-10-CM Code N41

Inflammatory diseases of prostate

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

N41 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of inflammatory diseases of prostate. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:N41
Short Description:Inflammatory diseases of prostate
Long Description:Inflammatory diseases of prostate

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

  • N41.0 - Acute prostatitis
  • N41.1 - Chronic prostatitis
  • N41.2 - Abscess of prostate
  • N41.3 - Prostatocystitis
  • N41.4 - Granulomatous prostatitis
  • N41.8 - Other inflammatory diseases of prostate
  • N41.9 - Inflammatory disease of prostate, unspecified

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 N41:

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.

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Diseases of male genital organs (N40-N53)
      • Inflammatory diseases of prostate (N41)

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


Prostate Diseases

The prostate is a gland in men. It helps make semen, the fluid that contains sperm. The prostate surrounds the tube that carries urine away from the bladder and out of the body. A young man's prostate is about the size of a walnut. It slowly grows larger with age. If it gets too large, it can cause problems. This is very common after age 50. The older men get, the more likely they are to have prostate trouble.

Some common problems are

  • Prostatitis - inflammation, usually caused by bacteria
  • Enlarged prostate (BPH), or benign prostatic hyperplasia - a common problem in older men which may cause dribbling after urination or a need to go often, especially at night
  • Prostate cancer - a common cancer that responds best to treatment when detected early

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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