2021 ICD-10-CM Code N99.1

Postprocedural urethral stricture

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

N99.1 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of postprocedural urethral stricture. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:N99.1
Short Description:Postprocedural urethral stricture
Long Description:Postprocedural urethral stricture

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Postprocedural urethral stricture

Header codes like N99.1 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for postprocedural urethral stricture:

  • N99.11 - ... male
  • N99.110 - ... male, meatal
  • N99.111 - Postprocedural bulbous urethral stricture, male
  • N99.112 - Postprocedural membranous urethral stricture, male
  • N99.113 - Postprocedural anterior bulbous urethral stricture, male
  • N99.114 - ... male, unspecified
  • N99.115 - Postprocedural fossa navicularis urethral stricture
  • N99.116 - ... male, overlapping sites
  • N99.12 - ... female

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

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Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
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Information for Patients


Urethral Disorders

The urethra is the tube that allows urine to pass out of the body. In men, it's a long tube that runs through the penis. It also carries semen in men. In women, it's short and is just above the vagina. Urethral problems may happen due to aging, illness, or injury. They include

Urethral problems may cause pain or difficulty passing urine. You may also have bleeding or discharge from the urethra.

Doctors diagnose urethral problems using different tests. These include urine tests, x-rays and an examination of the urethra with a scope called a cystoscope. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. It may include medicines and, in severe cases, surgery.


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)