2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N48.0

Leukoplakia of penis

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code Male Dx
  • N48.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM N48.0 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of N48.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 N48.0 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • N48.0 is applicable to male patients.
Applicable To
  • Balanitis xerotica obliterans
  • Kraurosis of penis
  • Lichen sclerosus of external male genital organs
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as N48.0. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • carcinoma in situ of penis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D07.4

    Carcinoma in situ of penis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code Male Dx
    Applicable To
    • Erythroplasia of Queyrat NOS
    D07.4
    )
The following code(s) above N48.0 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to N48.0:
  • N00-N99
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range N00-N99

    Diseases of the genitourinary system

    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the genitourinary system
Approximate Synonyms
  • Balanitis xerotica obliterans
  • Penis leukoplakia
Clinical Information
  • An atrophic and sclerotic condition of the head of the penis, glans penis. Sometimes it leads to stenosis and occasionally obliteration of the external meatal orifice.
ICD-10-CM N48.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 729 Other male reproductive system diagnoses with cc/mcc
  • 730 Other male reproductive system diagnoses without cc/mcc

Convert N48.0 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to N48.0:
  • Type 1 Excludes: N48.1
    , N48.2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N48.1

    Balanitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code Male Dx
    Type 1 Excludes
    • amebic balanitis (A06.8)
    • balanitis xerotica obliterans (N48.0)
    • candidal balanitis (B37.42)
    • gonococcal balanitis (A54.23)
    • herpesviral [herpes simplex] balanitis (A60.01)
    Use Additional
    • code (B95-B97), to identify infectious agent
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N48.2

    Other inflammatory disorders of penis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • balanitis (N48.1)
    • balanitis xerotica obliterans (N48.0)
    • balanoposthitis (N47.6)
    Use Additional
    • code (B95-B97), to identify infectious agent.
  • Type 2 Excludes: L90.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L90.0

    Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • lichen sclerosus of external female genital organs (N90.4)
    • lichen sclerosus of external male genital organs (N48.0)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to N48.0:
  • Balanitis (circinata) (erosiva) (gangrenosa) (phagedenic) (vulgaris) N48.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N48.1

    Balanitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code Male Dx
    Type 1 Excludes
    • amebic balanitis (A06.8)
    • balanitis xerotica obliterans (N48.0)
    • candidal balanitis (B37.42)
    • gonococcal balanitis (A54.23)
    • herpesviral [herpes simplex] balanitis (A60.01)
    Use Additional
    • code (B95-B97), to identify infectious agent
    • xerotica obliterans N48.0
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
  • Kraurosis
    • penis N48.0
  • Leukoplakia
    • penis N48.0 (infectional)
  • Lichen L28.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L28.0

    Lichen simplex chronicus

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Circumscribed neurodermatitis
    • Lichen NOS
    • albus L90.0
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L90.0

      Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
      Type 2 Excludes
      • lichen sclerosus of external female genital organs (N90.4)
      • lichen sclerosus of external male genital organs (N48.0)
      • penis N48.0
    • atrophicus L90.0
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L90.0

      Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
      Type 2 Excludes
      • lichen sclerosus of external female genital organs (N90.4)
      • lichen sclerosus of external male genital organs (N48.0)
      • penis N48.0
    • sclerosus (et atrophicus) L90.0
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L90.0

      Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
      Type 2 Excludes
      • lichen sclerosus of external female genital organs (N90.4)
      • lichen sclerosus of external male genital organs (N48.0)
      • penis N48.0

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To N48.0
N47.0 Adherent prepuce, newborn
N47.1 Phimosis
N47.2 Paraphimosis
N47.3 Deficient foreskin
N47.4 Benign cyst of prepuce
N47.5 Adhesions of prepuce and glans penis
N47.6 Balanoposthitis
N47.7 Other inflammatory diseases of prepuce
N47.8 Other disorders of prepuce
N48 Other disorders of penis
N48.0 Leukoplakia of penis
N48.1 Balanitis
N48.2 Other inflammatory disorders of penis
N48.21 Abscess of corpus cavernosum and penis
N48.22 Cellulitis of corpus cavernosum and penis
N48.29 Other inflammatory disorders of penis
N48.3 Priapism
N48.30 …… unspecified
N48.31 …… due to trauma
N48.32 …… due to disease classified elsewhere
N48.33 …… drug-induced

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