Icd 10 code for fournier’s gangrene


Fournier gangrene. N49.3 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes. The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM N49.3 became effective on October 1, 2021. This is the American ICD-10-CM version of N49.3 – other international versions of ICD-10 N49.3 may differ.

FAQ icd 10 code for fournier’s gangrene

What is the ICD 10 code for gangrene?

Code is only used for male patients. N49.3 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of fournier gangrene. A ‘billable code’ is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

What is the CPT code for Fournier gangrene?

To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the two child codes of N76.8 that describes the diagnosis ‘other specified inflammation of vagina and vulva’ in more detail. Fournier gangrene is a type of necrotizing fasciitis or gangrene usually affecting the perineum.

What is the ICD 10 code for gangrene of the scrotum?

2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N49.3 Fournier gangrene Billable/Specific Code Male Dx ICD-10-CM Coding Rules N49.3 is applicable to male patients. Approximate Synonyms Fournier’s gangrene of perineum Fourniers gangrene perineum Clinical Information An acute necrotic infection of the scrotum; penis; or perineum.

What are the signs and symptoms of fournier gangrene?

It is characterized by scrotum pain and redness with rapid progression to gangrene and sloughing of tissue. Fournier gangrene is usually secondary to perirectal or periurethral infections associated with local trauma, operative procedures, or urinary tract disease. ICD-10-CM N49.3 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group (s) (MS-DRG v38.0):

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