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New Urology ICD-10 Codes for 2019

In the 2019 ICD-10-CM release, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a total of 473 code changes, including 279 brand-new codes.
Urology is among the top specialties which have seen most of the changes. Most of the new urology ICD-10 codes for 2019 address changes for urethral stricture, urinalysis findings, and testicular diagnostic imaging

N35: New Urethral Stricture Codes for 2019

ICD-10 Chapter 14 (Diseases of the Genitourinary System) has undergone significant revision. This chapter has 17 new codes related to urethral strictures to further specify anatomy.

ICD-10 Chapter
Code Status New-N Revised-R Deleted-D
Codes
Code Description
14 N N35.016 Post-traumatic urethral stricture, male, overlapping sites
14 N N35.116 Postinfective urethral stricture, not elsewhere classified, male, overlapping sites
14 N N35.811 Other urethral stricture, male, meatal
14 N N35.812 Other urethral bulbous stricture, male
14 N N35.813 Other membranous urethral stricture, male
14 N N35.814 Other anterior urethral stricture, male, anterior
14 N N35.816 Other urethral stricture, male, overlapping sites
14 N N35.819 Other urethral stricture, male, unspecified site
14 N N35.82 Other urethral stricture, female
14 N N35.911 Unspecified urethral stricture, male, meatal
14 N N35.912 Unspecified bulbous urethral stricture, male
14 N N35.913 Unspecified membranous urethral stricture, male
14 N N35.914 Unspecified anterior urethral stricture, male
14 N N35.916 Unspecified urethral stricture, male, overlapping sites
14 N N35.919 Unspecified urethral stricture, male, unspecified site
14 N N35.92 Unspecified urethral stricture, female
14 N N99.116 Postprocedural urethral stricture, male, overlapping sites
14 D N35.8 Other urethral stricture
14 D N35.9 Urethral stricture, unspecified

N82 & R93 New Urinalysis and Testicular Imaging Codes

CMS also added new ICD-10 codes for Urology that is reflected in Chapter 18 (Symptoms, Signs, and Abnormal Clinical and Laboratory). These new ICD-10 codes are included under R82.9XX — Other and unspecified abnormal findings in urine and under R93.81X abnormal testicular radiologic diagnostic testing. :
You can now use more detailed and specific ICD-10 codes for testicular Imaging instead of relying on deleted ICD code R93.8 — Abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of other specified body structures to describe testicular imaging.

ICD-10 Chapter
Code Status New-N Revised-R Deleted-D
Codes
Code Description
18 N R82.991 Hypocitraturia
18 N R82.992 Hyperoxaluria
18 N R82.993 Hyperuricoscuria
18 N R82.994 Hypercalciuria
18 N R82.998 Other abnormal findings in urine
18 N R93.811 Abnormal radiologic findings on diagnostic imaging of right testicle
18 N R93.812 Abnormal radiologic findings on diagnostic imaging of left testicle
18 N R93.813 Abnormal radiologic findings on diagnostic imaging of testicles, bilateral
18 N R93.819 Abnormal radiologic findings on diagnostic imaging of unspecified testicle
18 N R93.89 Abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of other specified body structures
18 D R82.99 Other abnormal findings in urine
18 D R93.8 Abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of other specified body structures

More accurate and specific ICD-10 Urology coding will help you to proactively minimize denials in the coming year.

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