ICD-10-CM Code N94.818

Other vulvodynia

Version 2020 Billable Code Diagnoses For Females Only

Valid for Submission

N94.818 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other vulvodynia. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code N94.818 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like essential vulvodynia, idiopathic vulvodynia, pain in female perineum, vaginal pain, vulval pain, vulvodynia, etc

The code N94.818 is applicable to female patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-female patient.

ICD-10:N94.818
Short Description:Other vulvodynia
Long Description:Other vulvodynia

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 N94.818 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:

  • Essential vulvodynia
  • Idiopathic vulvodynia
  • Pain in female perineum
  • Vaginal pain
  • Vulval pain
  • Vulvodynia
  • Vulvovaginal pain

Clinical Information

  • VULVODYNIA-. complex pain syndrome with unknown etiology characterized by constant or intermittent generalized vulva pain generalized vulvodynia or localized burning sensations in the vestibule area when pressure is applied vestibulodynia or vulvar vestibulitis syndrome. typically vulvar tissue with vulvodynia appears normal without infection or skin disease. vulvodynia impacts negatively on a woman's quality of life as it interferes with sexual and daily activities.

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code N94.818 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 N94.818 to ICD-9

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Noninflammatory disorders of female genital tract (N80-N98)
      • Pain and oth cond assoc w fem gntl org and menstrual cycle (N94)

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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