Valid for Submission
N48.1 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of balanitis. The code N48.1 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 N48.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute infective balanitis, anaerobic balanitis, bacterial balanitis, balanitis, balanitis circinata , balanitis circinata, etc.
The code N48.1 is applicable to male patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-male patient.
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 N48.1:
Use Additional CodeUse 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 ExcludesType 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 N48.1 are found in the index:
- - Corbus' disease (gangrenous balanitis) - N48.1
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:
- Acute infective balanitis
- Anaerobic balanitis
- Bacterial balanitis
- Balanitis circinata
- Balanitis circinata
- Balanitis circumscripta plasmacellularis
- Chronic infective balanitis
- Circinate balanitis co-occurrent with reactive arthritis triad
- Erosive balanitis
- Gangrenous balanitis
- Genital mycoplasma infection
- Infective balanitis
- Irritant balanitis
- Micaceous and keratotic balanitis
- Mycoplasma balanitis
- Reactive arthritis
- Reactive arthritis triad
- Traumatic balanitis
- Trichomonal balanitis
- BALANITIS-. inflammation of the head of the penis glans penis.
- BALANITIS XEROTICA OBLITERANS-. an atrophic and sclerotic condition of the head of the penis glans penis. sometimes it leads to stenosis and occasionally obliteration of the external meatal orifice.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert N48.1 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code N48.1 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
Also called: Penile 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
- Balanitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Cancer - penis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Curvature of the penis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Epididymitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Epispadias (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Erythroplasia of Queyrat (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hypospadias (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hypospadias repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hypospadias repair - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Paraphimosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Penis pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
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