ICD-10-CM Code N76.4

Abscess of vulva

Version 2020 Billable Code Diagnoses For Females Only OB/GYN

Valid for Submission

N76.4 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of abscess of vulva. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code N76.4 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abscess of female genital structure, abscess of labia, abscess of vulva, anogenital streptococcal cellulitis of infancy and childhood, bacterial vaginosis, carbuncle of labium, etc

The code N76.4 is applicable to female patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-female patient.

The code is commonly used in ob/gyn medical specialties to specify clinical concepts such as inflammation of vagina and vulva.

ICD-10:N76.4
Short Description:Abscess of vulva
Long Description:Abscess of 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 N76.4:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Furuncle of vulva

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 N76.4 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 females only - Medicare Code Editor detects inconsistencies between a patient’s sex and any diagnosis on the patient’s record, this code applies to FEMALES only .

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Abscess of female genital structure
  • Abscess of labia
  • Abscess of vulva
  • Anogenital streptococcal cellulitis of infancy and childhood
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Carbuncle of labium
  • Carbuncle of perineum
  • Carbuncle of vagina
  • Carbuncle of vulva
  • Cellulitis of perineum
  • Furuncle of perineum
  • Furuncle of vulva
  • Infective dermatosis of female genitalia

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code N76.4 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.

  • 742 - UTERINE AND ADNEXA PROCEDURES FOR NON-MALIGNANCY WITH CC/MCC
  • 743 - UTERINE AND ADNEXA PROCEDURES FOR NON-MALIGNANCY WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert N76.4 to ICD-9

  • 616.4 - Abscess of vulva NEC

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Inflammatory diseases of female pelvic organs (N70-N77)
      • Other inflammation of vagina and vulva (N76)

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


Abscess

An abscess is a pocket of pus. You can get an abscess almost anywhere in your body. When an area of your body becomes infected, your body's immune system tries to fight the infection. White blood cells go to the infected area, collect within the damaged tissue, and cause inflammation. During this process, pus forms. Pus is a mixture of living and dead white blood cells, germs, and dead tissue.

Bacteria, viruses, parasites and swallowed objects can all lead to abscesses. Skin abscesses are easy to detect. They are red, raised and painful. Abscesses inside your body may not be obvious and can damage organs, including the brain, lungs and others. Treatments include drainage and antibiotics.


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Vulvar Disorders

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.


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