ICD-10-CM Code N98

Complications associated with artificial fertilization

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

N98 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of complications associated with artificial fertilization. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:N98
Short Description:Complications associated with artificial fertilization
Long Description:Complications associated with artificial fertilization

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • N98.0 - Infection associated with artificial insemination
  • N98.1 - Hyperstimulation of ovaries
  • N98.2 - Complications of attempted introduction of fertilized ovum following in vitro fertilization
  • N98.3 - Complications of attempted introduction of embryo in embryo transfer
  • N98.8 - Other complications associated with artificial fertilization
  • N98.9 - Complication associated with artificial fertilization, unspecified

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Noninflammatory disorders of female genital tract (N80-N98)
      • Complications associated with artificial fertilization (N98)

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


Assisted Reproductive Technology

Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is used to treat infertility. It includes fertility treatments that handle both a woman's egg and a man's sperm. It works by removing eggs from a woman's body. The eggs are then mixed with sperm to make embryos. The embryos are then put back in the woman's body. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the most common and effective type of ART.

ART procedures sometimes use donor eggs, donor sperm, or previously frozen embryos. It may also involve a surrogate or gestational carrier. A surrogate is a woman who becomes pregnant with sperm from the male partner of the couple. A gestational carrier becomes pregnant with an egg from the female partner and the sperm from the male partner.

The most common complication of ART is a multiple pregnancy. It can be prevented or minimized by limiting the number of embryos that are put into the woman's body.


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Infertility

Infertility means not being able to become pregnant after a year of trying. If a woman can get pregnant but keeps having miscarriages or stillbirths, that's also called infertility.

Infertility is fairly common. After one year of having unprotected sex, about 15 percent of couples are unable to get pregnant. About a third of the time, infertility can be traced to the woman. In another third of cases, it is because of the man. The rest of the time, it is because of both partners or no cause can be found.

There are treatments that are specifically for men or for women. Some involve both partners. Drugs, assisted reproductive technology, and surgery are common treatments. Happily, many couples treated for infertility go on to have babies.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development


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