2021 ICD-10-CM Code N70

Salpingitis and oophoritis

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

N70 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of salpingitis and oophoritis. 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:N70
Short Description:Salpingitis and oophoritis
Long Description:Salpingitis and oophoritis

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Salpingitis and oophoritis

Header codes like N70 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 salpingitis and oophoritis:

  • N70.0 - Acute salpingitis and oophoritis
  • N70.01 - Acute salpingitis
  • N70.02 - Acute oophoritis
  • N70.03 - Acute salpingitis and oophoritis
  • N70.1 - Chronic salpingitis and oophoritis
  • N70.11 - Chronic salpingitis
  • N70.12 - Chronic oophoritis
  • N70.13 - Chronic salpingitis and oophoritis
  • N70.9 - ... unspecified
  • N70.91 - Salpingitis, unspecified
  • N70.92 - Oophoritis, unspecified
  • N70.93 - ... 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 N70:


Includes

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Use Additional Code

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Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
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Information for Patients


Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Also called: PID

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection and inflammation of the uterus, ovaries, and other female reproductive organs. It causes scarring in these organs. This can lead to infertility, ectopic pregnancy, pelvic pain, abscesses, and other serious problems. PID is the most common preventable cause of infertility in the United States.

Gonorrhea and chlamydia, two sexually transmitted diseases, are the most common causes of PID. Other bacteria can also cause it. You are at greater risk if you

Some women have no symptoms. Others have pain in the lower abdomen, fever, smelly vaginal discharge, irregular bleeding, and pain during intercourse or urination. Doctors diagnose PID with a physical exam, lab tests, and imaging tests. Antibiotics can cure PID. Early treatment is important. Waiting too long increases the risk of infertility.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious 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)