New Urology ICD-10 Codes for 2019
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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
Code Status New-N Revised-R Deleted-D
|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.
Code Status New-N Revised-R Deleted-D
|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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