2021 ICD-10-CM Code N52

Male erectile dysfunction

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

N52 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of male erectile dysfunction. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 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.

ICD-10:N52
Short Description:Male erectile dysfunction
Long Description:Male erectile dysfunction

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Male erectile dysfunction

Header codes like N52 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 male erectile dysfunction:

  • N52.0 - Vasculogenic erectile dysfunction
  • N52.01 - Erectile dysfunction due to arterial insufficiency
  • N52.02 - Corporo-venous occlusive erectile dysfunction
  • N52.03 - Combined arterial insufficiency and corporo-venous occlusive erectile dysfunction
  • N52.1 - Erectile dysfunction due to diseases classified elsewhere
  • N52.2 - Drug-induced erectile dysfunction
  • N52.3 - Postprocedural erectile dysfunction
  • N52.31 - Erectile dysfunction following radical prostatectomy
  • N52.32 - Erectile dysfunction following radical cystectomy
  • N52.33 - Erectile dysfunction following urethral surgery
  • N52.34 - Erectile dysfunction following simple prostatectomy
  • N52.35 - Erectile dysfunction following radiation therapy
  • N52.36 - Erectile dysfunction following interstitial seed therapy
  • N52.37 - Erectile dysfunction following prostate ablative therapy
  • N52.39 - Other and unspecified postprocedural erectile dysfunction
  • N52.8 - Other male erectile dysfunction
  • N52.9 - ... unspecified

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 N52:


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.

Information for Patients


Erectile Dysfunction

Also called: ED, Impotence

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common type of male sexual dysfunction. It is when a man has trouble getting or keeping an erection. ED becomes more common as you get older. But it's not a natural part of aging.

Some people have trouble speaking with their doctors about sex. But if you have ED, you should tell your doctor. ED can be a sign of health problems. It may mean your blood vessels are clogged. It may mean you have nerve damage from diabetes. If you don't see your doctor, these problems will go untreated.

Your doctor can offer several new treatments for ED. For many men, the answer is as simple as taking a pill. Getting more exercise, losing weight, or stopping smoking may also help.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)