Valid for Submission
N43.3 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of hydrocele, unspecified. The code N43.3 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code N43.3 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acquired hydrocele, adult hydrocele, hernia hydrocele complex, hydrocele of spermatic cord, hydrocele of testis , hydrocele of tunica vaginalis, etc.
The code N43.3 is applicable to male patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-male patient.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like N43.3 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
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 N43.3 are found in the index:
The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Acquired hydrocele
- Adult hydrocele
- Hernia hydrocele complex
- Hydrocele of spermatic cord
- Hydrocele of testis
- Hydrocele of tunica vaginalis
- Post-traumatic hydrocele
- Unilateral excision of hydrocele
- TESTICULAR HYDROCELE-. accumulation of serous fluid between the layers of membrane tunica vaginalis covering the testis in the scrotum.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
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Information for Patients
Testicles, or testes, make male hormones and sperm. They are two egg-shaped organs inside the scrotum, the loose sac of skin behind the penis. It's easy to injure your testicles because they are not protected by bones or muscles. Men and boys should wear athletic supporters when they play sports.
You should examine your testicles monthly and seek medical attention for lumps, redness, pain or other changes. Testicles can get inflamed or infected. They can also develop cancer. Testicular cancer is rare and highly treatable. It usually happens between the ages of 15 and 40.
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