Valid for Submission
N45.2 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of orchitis. The code N45.2 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 N45.2 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abscess of testis, acute orchitis, chronic orchitis, fibromatous periorchitis, infective orchitis , inflammatory testicular mass, etc.
The code N45.2 is applicable to male patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-male patient.
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 N45.2 are found in the index:
- - Gangrene, gangrenous (connective tissue) (dropsical) (dry) (moist) (skin) (ulcer) - See Also: Necrosis; - I96
- - testis (infectional) - N45.2
- - Periorchitis - N45.2
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:
- Abscess of testis
- Acute orchitis
- Chronic orchitis
- Fibromatous periorchitis
- Infective orchitis
- Inflammatory testicular mass
- Non-specific granulomatous orchitis
- Orchitis with abscess
- Orchitis without abscess
- Superficial injury of testis with infection
- ORCHITIS-. inflammation of a testis. it has many features of epididymitis such as swollen scrotum; pain; pyuria; and fever. it is usually related to infections in the urinary tract which likely spread to the epididymis and then the testis through either the vas deferens or the lymphatics of the spermatic cord.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert N45.2 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code N45.2 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
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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