ICD-10-CM Code N48.39

Other priapism

Version 2020 Billable Code Diagnoses For Males Only

Valid for Submission

N48.39 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other priapism. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code N48.39 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like congenital familial idiopathic priapism, ischemic priapism, nonischemic priapism, pain in penis, painful penile erection, priapism, etc

The code N48.39 is applicable to male patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-male patient.

ICD-10:N48.39
Short Description:Other priapism
Long Description:Other priapism

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 N48.39 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:

  • Congenital familial idiopathic priapism
  • Ischemic priapism
  • Nonischemic priapism
  • Pain in penis
  • Painful penile erection
  • Priapism
  • Priapism
  • Priapism
  • Sleep-related painful erections
  • Stuttering priapism

Clinical Information

  • PRIAPISM-. a prolonged painful erection that may lasts hours and is not associated with sexual activity. it is seen in patients with sickle cell anemia advanced malignancy spinal trauma; and certain drug treatments.

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code N48.39 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.

  • 729 - OTHER MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH CC/MCC
  • 730 - OTHER MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert N48.39 to ICD-9

  • 607.3 - Priapism (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Diseases of male genital organs (N40-N53)
      • Other disorders of penis (N48)

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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