Not Valid for Submission
N88 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 noninflammatory disorders of cervix uteri. 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 noninflammatory disorders of cervix uteri
Header codes like N88 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 noninflammatory disorders of cervix uteri:
- N88.0 - Leukoplakia of cervix uteri
- N88.1 - Old laceration of cervix uteri
- N88.2 - Stricture and stenosis of cervix uteri
- N88.3 - Incompetence of cervix uteri
- N88.4 - Hypertrophic elongation of cervix uteri
- N88.8 - Other specified noninflammatory disorders of cervix uteri
- N88.9 - Noninflammatory disorder of cervix uteri, unspecified
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 N88:
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
The cervix is the lower part of the uterus, the place where a baby grows during pregnancy. The cervix has a small opening that expands during childbirth. It also allows menstrual blood to leave a woman's body.
Your health care provider may perform a Pap test during your health checkup to look for changes to the cells of the cervix, including cervical cancer. Other problems with the cervix include:
- Cervicitis - inflammation of the cervix. This is usually from an infection.
- Cervical incompetence - This can happen during pregnancy. The opening of the cervix widens long before the baby is due.
- Cervical polyps and cysts - abnormal growths on the cervix
- Cervical dysplasia (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Cervical polyps (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Cervicitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Cervix treatment - cryosurgery (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Cold knife cone biopsy (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Endocervical gram stain (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Insufficient cervix (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Nabothian cyst (Medical Encyclopedia)