ICD-10-CM Code R39.83

Unilateral non-palpable testicle

Version 2020 Billable Code No Valid Principal Dx Diagnoses For Males Only

Valid for Submission

R39.83 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unilateral non-palpable testicle. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The code R39.83 is applicable to male patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-male patient.

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.

ICD-10:R39.83
Short Description:Unilateral non-palpable testicle
Long Description:Unilateral non-palpable testicle

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 R39.83 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 males only - Medicare Code Editor detects inconsistencies between a patient’s sex and any diagnosis on the patient’s record, this code applies to MALES only .

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code R39.83 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.

  • 695 - KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS WITH MCC
  • 696 - KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS WITHOUT MCC

Replacement Code

R3983 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

  • R39.89 - Other symptoms and signs involving the genitourinary system

Convert R39.83 to ICD-9

  • 789.9 - Abdomen/pelvis symp NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving the genitourinary system (R30-R39)
      • Oth and unsp symptoms and signs involving the GU sys (R39)

Code History

  • FY 2018 - Code Added, 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