ICD-10 Code N76.6

Ulceration of vulva

Version 2019 Billable Code Diagnoses For Females Only
ICD-10: N76.6
Short Description:Ulceration of vulva
Long Description:Ulceration of vulva

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 N76.6 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of ulceration of vulva. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification

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

Information for Medical Professionals

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 - Diagnoses for females only.

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). The diagnosis code N76.6 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2019.

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

Convert N76.6 to ICD-9

The following crosswalk between ICD-10 to ICD-9 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • 616.50 - Ulceration of vulva NOS

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms:

  • Aphthous ulcer of mouth
  • Erosion of vulvar labia
  • Erosive vulvitis
  • Mouth and genital ulcers with inflamed cartilage syndrome
  • Non-infective ulcerative disorder of female genitalia
  • Recurrent aphthous ulcer
  • Recurrent ulcer of mouth
  • Relapsing polychondritis
  • Sutton's ulcer
  • Ulcer of genital labium
  • Ulceration of vulva
  • Ulceration of vulva and vagina
  • Ulcers of female genital organs
  • Ulcus vulvae acutum
  • Vaginal ulcer
  • Vulval aphthosis

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 N76.6 are found in the index:


Information for Patients


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.

  • Vulvodynia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Vulvovaginitis - overview (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.