ICD-10-CM Code N99.11

Postprocedural urethral stricture, male

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

N99.11 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of postprocedural urethral stricture, male. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Short Description:Postprocedural urethral stricture, male
Long Description:Postprocedural urethral stricture, male

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

  • N99.110 - ... 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 - ... unspecified
  • N99.115 - Postprocedural fossa navicularis urethral stricture
  • N99.116 - ... overlapping sites

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of genitourinary system, not elsewhere classified (N99)
      • Intraop and postproc comp and disorders of GU sys, NEC (N99)

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

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 cancer - a rare cancer that happens more often in men
  • Urethral stricture - a narrowing of the opening of the urethra
  • Urethritis - inflammation of the urethra, sometimes caused by infection

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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