ICD-10-CM Code N77.0

Ulceration of vulva in diseases classified elsewhere

Version 2020 Billable Code Diagnoses For Females Only Manifestation Diagnoses

Valid for Submission

N77.0 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of ulceration of vulva in diseases classified elsewhere. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code N77.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like ulceration of vulva associated with another disorder or ulceration of vulva associated with another disorder or ulceration of vulva in behcet's disease or vulvitis associated with another disorder.

The code N77.0 is applicable to female patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-female patient.

ICD-10:N77.0
Short Description:Ulceration of vulva in diseases classified elsewhere
Long Description:Ulceration of vulva in diseases classified elsewhere

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 N77.0:

Code First

Code First
Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.
  • underlying disease, such as:
  • Behçet's disease M35.2

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • ulceration of vulva in gonococcal infection A54.02
  • ulceration of vulva in herpesviral herpes simplex infection A60.04
  • ulceration of vulva in syphilis A51.0
  • ulceration of vulva in tuberculosis A18.18

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 .
  • Manifestation diagnoses - Manifestation codes describe the manifestation of an underlying disease, not the disease itself, and therefore should not be used as a principal diagnosis.

Synonyms

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

  • Ulceration of vulva associated with another disorder
  • Ulceration of vulva associated with another disorder
  • Ulceration of vulva in Behcet's disease
  • Vulvitis associated with another disorder

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code N77.0 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 N77.0 to ICD-9

  • 616.51 - Vulvar ulcer in oth dis

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Inflammatory diseases of female pelvic organs (N70-N77)
      • Vulvovaginal ulceration and inflam in diseases classd elswhr (N77)

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


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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