ICD-10-CM Code N97.8

Female infertility of other origin

Version 2020 Billable Code Diagnoses For Females Only

Valid for Submission

N97.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of female infertility of other origin. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code N97.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bids brittle hair-impaired intellect-decreased fertility-short stature syndrome, chlamydial pelvic inflammatory disease, empty follicle syndrome, endocrine female infertility, female infertility - cervical/vaginal, female infertility due to advanced maternal age, etc

The code N97.8 is applicable to female patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-female patient.

Short Description:Female infertility of other origin
Long Description:Female infertility of other origin

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 N97.8 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 .


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

  • BIDS brittle hair-impaired intellect-decreased fertility-short stature syndrome
  • Chlamydial pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Empty follicle syndrome
  • Endocrine female infertility
  • Female infertility - cervical/vaginal
  • Female infertility due to advanced maternal age
  • Female infertility due to antisperm antibody
  • Female infertility due to cystic fibrosis
  • Female infertility due to diminished ovarian reserve
  • Female infertility due to disorder of pituitary gland
  • Female infertility due to ovulatory disorder
  • Female infertility due to pelvic peritoneal adhesion
  • Female infertility due to structural congenital anomaly of vagina
  • Female infertility due to zona pellucida defect
  • Female infertility of cervical origin
  • Female infertility of vaginal origin
  • Genetic defect of hair shaft
  • Infertility associated with antisperm antibodies
  • Infertility associated with antisperm antibodies
  • Luteal phase defect
  • Pelvic inflammation with female sterility due to Chlamydia trachomatis
  • PID with female sterility due to Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Primary vaginal infertility
  • Secondary female infertility
  • Secondary vaginal infertility
  • Trichothiodystrophy

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code N97.8 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.


Convert N97.8 to ICD-9

  • 628.4 - Infertil-cervical orig (Approximate Flag)
  • 628.8 - Female infertility NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Noninflammatory disorders of female genital tract (N80-N98)
      • Female infertility (N97)

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

Female Infertility

Infertility means not being able to get pregnant after at least one year of trying (or 6 months if the woman is over age 35). If a woman keeps having miscarriages, it is also called infertility. Female infertility can result from age, physical problems, hormone problems, and lifestyle or environmental factors.

Most cases of infertility in women result from problems with producing eggs. In primary ovarian insufficiency, the ovaries stop functioning before natural menopause. In polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the ovaries may not release an egg regularly or they may not release a healthy egg.

About a third of the time, infertility is because of a problem with the woman. One third of the time, it is a problem with the man. Sometimes no cause can be found.

If you think you might be infertile, see your doctor. There are tests that may tell if you have fertility problems. When it is possible to find the cause, treatments may include medicines, surgery, or assisted reproductive technologies. Happily, many couples treated for infertility are able to have babies.

Dept. of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health

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