ICD-10-CM Code N47.6

Balanoposthitis

Version 2020 Billable Code Diagnoses For Males Only

Valid for Submission

N47.6 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of balanoposthitis. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code N47.6 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bacterial balanitis, balanoposthitis, balanoposthitis, balanoposthitis, gonococcal tysonitis, posthitis, etc

The code N47.6 is applicable to male patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-male patient.

ICD-10:N47.6
Short Description:Balanoposthitis
Long Description:Balanoposthitis

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code N47.6:

Use Additional Code

Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

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 N47.6 are found in the index:


Code Edits

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:

  • Diagnoses for males only - Medicare Code Editor detects inconsistencies between a patient’s sex and any diagnosis on the patient’s record, this code applies to MALES only .

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Bacterial balanitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Gonococcal Tysonitis
  • Posthitis
  • Posthitis
  • Posthitis
  • Trichomonal balanoposthitis

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code N47.6 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 727 - INFLAMMATION OF THE MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM WITH MCC
  • 728 - INFLAMMATION OF THE MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM WITHOUT MCC

Convert N47.6 to ICD-9

  • 607.1 - Balanoposthitis (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Diseases of male genital organs (N40-N53)
      • Disorders of prepuce (N47)

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


Penis Disorders

Problems with the penis can cause pain and affect a man's sexual function and fertility. Penis disorders include

  • Erectile dysfunction - inability to get or keep an erection
  • Priapism - a painful erection that does not go away
  • Peyronie's disease - bending of the penis during an erection due to a hard lump called a plaque
  • Balanitis - inflammation of the skin covering the head of the penis, most often in men and boys who have not been circumcised
  • Penile cancer - a rare form of cancer, highly curable when caught early

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