Valid for Submission
N45.3 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of epididymo-orchitis. The code N45.3 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code N45.3 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abscess of testis, epididymitis associated with another disorder, epididymitis without abscess, epididymo-orchitis associated with another disorder, epididymo-orchitis with abscess , epididymo-orchitis without abscess, etc.
The code N45.3 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 N45.3 are found in the index:
- - Epididymo-orchitis - See Also: Epididymitis; - N45.3
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
- Epididymitis associated with another disorder
- Epididymitis without abscess
- Epididymo-orchitis associated with another disorder
- Epididymo-orchitis with abscess
- Epididymo-orchitis without abscess
- Infection of testis and epididymis
- Infective epididymo-orchitis
- Mumps epididymo-orchitis
- Mumps orchitis
- Orchitis and epididymitis
- Orchitis associated with another disorder
- Orchitis without abscess
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|727||INFLAMMATION OF THE MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM WITH MCC||12||1.4181|
|728||INFLAMMATION OF THE MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM WITHOUT MCC||12||0.8035|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
Convert N45.3 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code N45.3 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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