ICD-10-CM Code N93.9

Abnormal uterine and vaginal bleeding, unspecified

Version 2020 Billable Code Diagnoses For Females Only

Valid for Submission

N93.9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of abnormal uterine and vaginal bleeding, unspecified. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code N93.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abnormal uterine bleeding, abnormal uterine bleeding unrelated to menstrual cycle, abnormal vaginal bleeding, altered blood in vagina, blood in vagina, finding of contents of vagina, etc

The code N93.9 is applicable to female patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-female patient.

ICD-10:N93.9
Short Description:Abnormal uterine and vaginal bleeding, unspecified
Long Description:Abnormal uterine and vaginal bleeding, 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 N93.9 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:

  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding unrelated to menstrual cycle
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Altered blood in vagina
  • Blood in vagina
  • Finding of contents of vagina
  • Fresh bleeding from vagina
  • Heavy episode of vaginal bleeding
  • Heavy show
  • Moderate vaginal bleeding
  • Non-menstrual vaginal bleeding
  • O/E - speculum bleeding through os
  • O/E - vagina
  • On examination - vaginal speculum examination
  • Passing clots vaginally
  • Vaginal bleeding problem
  • Vaginal introitus bleeding
  • Vaginal show
  • Vaginal vault bleeding

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code N93.9 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 10/01/2020 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 N93.9 to ICD-9

  • 626.9 - Menstrual disorder NOS (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Noninflammatory disorders of female genital tract (N80-N98)
      • Other abnormal uterine and vaginal bleeding (N93)

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


Vaginal Bleeding

Menstruation, or period, is a woman's monthly bleeding.Abnormal vaginal bleeding is different from normal menstrual periods. It could be bleeding that is between periods, is very heavy, or lasts much longer than usual. It also includes bleeding that happens before puberty or after menopause. Causes can include

  • Uterine fibroids or polyps
  • Hormone problems
  • Hormone pills, such as birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy (menopausal hormone therapy)
  • Cancer of the cervix, ovaries, uterus or vagina
  • Thyroid problems

Bleeding during pregnancy can have several different causes. It is not always serious, but to be safe you should contact your health care provider right away.

Pelvic exams, blood tests, imaging tests, and other procedures can help your health care provider diagnose the problem. Treatment depends on the cause. Treatments may include medicines, hormones, and surgery.


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