N46.0 - Azoospermia

Version 2023
Short Description:Azoospermia
Long Description:Azoospermia
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Diseases of male genital organs (N40-N53)
      • Male infertility (N46)

N46.0 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of azoospermia. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Clinical Information

Specific Coding for Azoospermia

Non-specific codes like N46.0 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for azoospermia:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use N46.01 for Organic azoospermia
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - N46.02 for Azoospermia due to extratesticular causes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use N46.021 for Azoospermia due to drug therapy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use N46.022 for Azoospermia due to infection
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use N46.023 for Azoospermia due to obstruction of efferent ducts
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use N46.024 for Azoospermia due to radiation
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use N46.025 for Azoospermia due to systemic disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use N46.029 for Azoospermia due to other extratesticular causes

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Inclusion Terms

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Patient Education

Male Infertility

Infertility is a term doctors use if a man hasn't been able to get a woman pregnant after at least one year of trying. Causes of male infertility include:

About a third of the time, infertility is because of a problem with the man. One third of the time, it is a problem with the woman. Sometimes no cause can be found.

If you suspect you are infertile, see your doctor. There are tests that may tell if you have fertility problems. When it is possible to find the cause, treatments may include medicines, surgery, or assisted reproductive technology. Happily, many couples treated for infertility are able to have babies.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

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