ICD-10-CM Code N42.8

Other specified disorders of prostate

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

N42.8 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 disorders of prostate. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:N42.8
Short Description:Other specified disorders of prostate
Long Description:Other specified disorders of prostate

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

  • N42.81 - Prostatodynia syndrome
  • N42.82 - Prostatosis syndrome
  • N42.83 - Cyst of prostate
  • N42.89 - Other specified disorders of prostate

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Diseases of male genital organs (N40-N53)
      • Other and unspecified disorders of prostate (N42)

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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