ICD-10-CM Code N90.9

Noninflammatory disorder of vulva and perineum, unspecified

Version 2020 Billable Code Diagnoses For Females Only

Valid for Submission

N90.9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of noninflammatory disorder of vulva and perineum, unspecified. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code N90.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like disorder of skin of vulva, disorder of vulva, lesion of labia, noninflammatory disorder of vulva, vulva problem, vulval abnormality in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium, etc

The code N90.9 is applicable to female patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-female patient.

ICD-10:N90.9
Short Description:Noninflammatory disorder of vulva and perineum, unspecified
Long Description:Noninflammatory disorder of vulva and perineum, unspecified

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 N90.9 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:

  • Disorder of skin of vulva
  • Disorder of vulva
  • Lesion of labia
  • Noninflammatory disorder of vulva
  • Vulva problem
  • Vulval abnormality in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
  • Vulval and/or perineal noninflammatory disorders
  • Vulvovaginal disease

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code N90.9 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 N90.9 to ICD-9

  • 624.9 - Noninflam dis vulva NOS

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Noninflammatory disorders of female genital tract (N80-N98)
      • Other noninflammatory disorders of vulva and perineum (N90)

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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