ICD-10-CM Code R39.9

Unspecified symptoms and signs involving the genitourinary system

Version 2020 Billable Code No Valid Principal Dx

Valid for Submission

R39.9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified symptoms and signs involving the genitourinary system. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code R39.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like female genital organ symptoms, genitourinary symptoms, genitourinary tract problem, gyne. symptom change, gynecologic disorder monitoring status, lower urinary tract symptoms, etc

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:R39.9
Short Description:Unsp symptoms and signs involving the genitourinary system
Long Description:Unspecified symptoms and signs involving the genitourinary system

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 R39.9 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Female genital organ symptoms
  • Genitourinary symptoms
  • Genitourinary tract problem
  • Gyne. symptom change
  • Gynecologic disorder monitoring status
  • Lower urinary tract symptoms
  • O/E - prostate
  • On rectal examination of prostate abnormality detected
  • Renal alteration
  • Sign or symptom of the urinary system
  • Symptom distribution
  • Symptom occurs premenstrually
  • Symptom pattern
  • Symptom: genital area
  • Urinary disorder monitoring status
  • Urinary symptom change
  • Urinary symptoms

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code R39.9 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

Convert R39.9 to ICD-9

  • 788.99 - Oth symptm urinary systm (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 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


Urine and Urination

Your kidneys make urine by filtering wastes and extra water from your blood. The waste is called urea. Your blood carries it to the kidneys. From the kidneys, urine travels down two thin tubes called ureters to the bladder. The bladder stores urine until you are ready to urinate. It swells into a round shape when it is full and gets smaller when empty. If your urinary system is healthy, your bladder can hold up to 16 ounces (2 cups) of urine comfortably for 2 to 5 hours.

You may have problems with urination if you have

  • Kidney failure
  • Urinary tract infections
  • An enlarged prostate
  • Bladder control problems like incontinence, overactive bladder, or interstitial cystitis
  • A blockage that prevents you from emptying your bladder

Some conditions may also cause you to have blood or protein in your urine. If you have a urinary problem, see your health care provider. Urinalysis and other urine tests can help to diagnose the problem. Treatment depends on the cause.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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