Not Valid for Submission
N76 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other inflammation of vagina and vulva. 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.
Specific Coding for Other inflammation of vagina and vulva
Header codes like N76 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 other inflammation of vagina and vulva:
- N76.0 - Acute vaginitis
- N76.1 - Subacute and chronic vaginitis
- N76.2 - Acute vulvitis
- N76.3 - Subacute and chronic vulvitis
- N76.4 - Abscess of vulva
- N76.5 - Ulceration of vagina
- N76.6 - Ulceration of vulva
- N76.8 - Other specified inflammation of vagina and vulva
- N76.81 - Mucositis (ulcerative) of vagina and vulva
- N76.89 - Other specified inflammation of vagina and vulva
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 N76:
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 2 ExcludesType 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
Information for Patients
Vaginal problems are some of the most common reasons women go to the doctor. They may have symptoms such as
- Abnormal bleeding
One common problem is vaginitis, an inflammation of the vagina. Other problems that affect the vagina include sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal cancer, and vulvar cancer. Treatment of vaginal problems depends on the cause.
- Bartholin cyst or abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Imperforate hymen (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Vaginal cysts (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Vaginal dryness (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Vaginal itching and discharge - Adult and adolescent (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Vaginal itching and discharge - child (Medical Encyclopedia)
The vulva is the external part of a woman's genitals. Some problems you can have with the vulvar area include
- Vaginitis or vulvovaginitis, swelling or infection of the vulva and vagina
- Skin problems due to allergy
- Vulvar cancer
- Vulvodynia, or vulvar pain
Symptoms may include redness, itching, pain, or cracks in the skin. Treatment depends on the cause.
- Vulvodynia (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Vulvovaginitis - overview (Medical Encyclopedia)