2021 ICD-10-CM Code R87.620

Atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance on cytologic smear of vagina (ASC-US)

Version 2021
Billable Code
No Valid Principal Dx
Diagnoses For Females Only
MS-DRG Mapping

Valid for Submission

R87.620 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance on cytologic smear of vagina (asc-us). The code R87.620 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code R87.620 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abnormal vaginal papanicolaou smear or atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance on vaginal papanicolaou smear.

The code R87.620 is applicable to female patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-female patient.

The code is commonly used in ob/gyn medical specialties to specify clinical concepts such as abnormal female genital cytology.

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.

Short Description:Atyp squam cell of undet signfc cyto smr vagn (ASC-US)
Long Description:Atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance on cytologic smear of vagina (ASC-US)

Code Classification

Index to Diseases and Injuries

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Code Edits

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Approximate Synonyms

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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)