Valid for Submission
N70.91 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of salpingitis, unspecified. The code N70.91 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 N70.91 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abscess of fallopian tube, abscess of left fallopian tube, abscess of right fallopian tube, salpingitis or xanthogranulomatous salpingitis.
The code N70.91 is applicable to female patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-female patient.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like N70.91 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
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 N70.91 are found in the index:
- - Metrosalpingitis - N70.91
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:
- Abscess of fallopian tube
- Abscess of left fallopian tube
- Abscess of right fallopian tube
- Xanthogranulomatous salpingitis
- SALPINGITIS-. inflammation of the uterine salpinx the trumpet shaped fallopian tubes usually caused by ascending infections of organisms from the lower reproductive tract. salpingitis can lead to tubal scarring hydrosalpinx tubal occlusion infertility and ectopic pregnancy pregnancy ectopic
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert N70.91 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code N70.91 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
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
- Are sexually active and younger than 25
- Have more than one sex partner
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
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) -- aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)