2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N39.41

Urge incontinence

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
  • N39.41 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 N39.41 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of N39.41 - other international versions of ICD-10 N39.41 may differ.
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 N39.41. 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.
  • mixed incontinence (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N39.46

    Mixed incontinence

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Urge and stress incontinence
    N39.46
    )
The following code(s) above N39.41 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 N39.41:
  • 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
  • N30-N39
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range N30-N39

    Other diseases of the urinary system

    Type 1 Excludes
    • urinary infection (complicating):
    • abortion or ectopic or molar pregnancy (O00-O07, O08.8)
    • pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O23.-, O75.3, O86.2-)
    Other diseases of the urinary system
  • N39
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N39

    Other disorders of urinary system

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • hematuria NOS (R31.-)
    • recurrent or persistent hematuria (N02.-)
    • recurrent or persistent hematuria with specified morphological lesion (N02.-)
    • proteinuria NOS (R80.-)
    Other disorders of urinary system
  • N39.4
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N39.4

    Other specified urinary incontinence

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • any associated overactive bladder (N32.81)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • enuresis NOS (R32)
    • functional urinary incontinence (R39.81)
    • urinary incontinence associated with cognitive impairment (R39.81)
    • urinary incontinence NOS (R32)
    • urinary incontinence of nonorganic origin (F98.0)
    Other specified urinary incontinence
Approximate Synonyms
  • Urge incontinence of urine
Clinical Information
  • Involuntary discharge of urine that is associated with an abrupt and strong desire to void. It is usually related to the involuntary contractions of the detrusor muscle of the bladder (detrusor hyperreflexia or detrusor instability).
  • Involuntary passage of urine following a sense of urgency to void
  • Involuntary passage of urine occurring soon after a strong sense of urgency to void
ICD-10-CM N39.41 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 695 Kidney and urinary tract signs and symptoms with mcc
  • 696 Kidney and urinary tract signs and symptoms without mcc

Convert N39.41 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 N39.41:
  • Type 1 Excludes: R39.15
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R39.15

    Urgency of urination

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to N39.41:
  • Incontinence R32
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R32

    Unspecified urinary incontinence

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Enuresis NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • functional urinary incontinence (R39.81)
    • nonorganic enuresis (F98.0)
    • stress incontinence and other specified urinary incontinence (N39.3-N39.4-)
    • urinary incontinence associated with cognitive impairment (R39.81)
    • urge N39.41
    • urine (urinary) R32
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R32

      Unspecified urinary incontinence

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Enuresis NOS
      Type 1 Excludes
      • functional urinary incontinence (R39.81)
      • nonorganic enuresis (F98.0)
      • stress incontinence and other specified urinary incontinence (N39.3-N39.4-)
      • urinary incontinence associated with cognitive impairment (R39.81)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To N39.41
N36.43 Combined hypermobility of urethra and intrinsic sphincter deficiency
N36.44 Muscular disorders of urethra
N36.5 Urethral false passage
N36.8 Other specified disorders of urethra
N36.9 Urethral disorder, unspecified
N37 Urethral disorders in diseases classified elsewhere
N39 Other disorders of urinary system
N39.0 Urinary tract infection, site not specified
N39.3 Stress incontinence (female) (male)
N39.4 Other specified urinary incontinence
N39.41 Urge incontinence
N39.42 Incontinence without sensory awareness
N39.43 Post-void dribbling
N39.44 Nocturnal enuresis
N39.45 Continuous leakage
N39.46 Mixed incontinence
N39.49 Other specified urinary incontinence
N39.490 Overflow incontinence
N39.491 Coital incontinence
N39.492 Postural (urinary) incontinence
N39.498 Other specified urinary incontinence

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