2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N72

Inflammatory disease of cervix uteri

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Female Dx
  • N72 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM N72 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of N72 - other international versions of ICD-10 N72 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • N72 is applicable to female patients.
Use Additional
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Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation. In most cases the manifestation codes will have in the code title, "in diseases classified elsewhere." Codes with this title are a component of the etiology/manifestation convention. The code title indicates that it is a manifestation code. "In diseases classified elsewhere" codes are never permitted to be used as first listed or principle diagnosis codes. They must be used in conjunction with an underlying condition code and they must be listed following the underlying condition.
  • code (B95-B97
    ICD-10-CM Range B95-B97

    Bacterial and viral infectious agents

    Note
    • These categories are provided for use as supplementary or additional codes to identify the infectious agent(s) in diseases classified elsewhere.
    • B95 Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and Enter...
    • B96 Other bacterial agents as the cause of d...
    • B97 Viral agents as the cause of diseases cl...
    ), to identify infectious agent
Type 1 Excludes
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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 N72. 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.
  • erosion and ectropion of cervix without cervicitis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N86

    Erosion and ectropion of cervix uteri

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Female Dx
    Applicable To
    • Decubitus (trophic) ulcer of cervix
    • Eversion of cervix
    Type 1 Excludes
    • erosion and ectropion of cervix with cervicitis (N72)
    N86
    )
Includes
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"Includes" further defines, or give examples of, the content of the code or category.
  • cervicitis (with or without erosion or ectropion)
  • endocervicitis (with or without erosion or ectropion)
  • exocervicitis (with or without erosion or ectropion)
The following code(s) above N72 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 N72:
  • N00-N99
    2020 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
  • N70-N77
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range N70-N77

    Inflammatory diseases of female pelvic organs

    Type 1 Excludes
    • inflammatory diseases of female pelvic organs complicating:
    • abortion or ectopic or molar pregnancy (O00-O07, O08.0)
    • pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O23.-, O75.3, O85, O86.-)
    Inflammatory diseases of female pelvic organs
Approximate Synonyms
  • Acute cervicitis
  • Cervicitis
  • Cervicitis with ectropion, chronic
  • Cervicitis, acute (inflammation of cervix)
  • Chronic cervicitis with ectropion
  • Endocervicitis with ectropion
  • Inflammation of cervix
  • Ulcerative mucositis of cervix
  • Ulcerative mucositis of the cervix
Clinical Information
  • Inflammation of the uterine cervix.
ICD-10-CM N72 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 742 Uterine and adnexa procedures for non-malignancy with cc/mcc
  • 743 Uterine and adnexa procedures for non-malignancy without cc/mcc
  • 757 Infections, female reproductive system with mcc
  • 758 Infections, female reproductive system with cc
  • 759 Infections, female reproductive system without cc/mcc

Convert N72 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
Code annotations containing back-references to N72:
  • Type 1 Excludes: N86
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N86

    Erosion and ectropion of cervix uteri

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Female Dx
    Applicable To
    • Decubitus (trophic) ulcer of cervix
    • Eversion of cervix
    Type 1 Excludes
    • erosion and ectropion of cervix with cervicitis (N72)
  • Type 2 Excludes: N88
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N88

    Other noninflammatory disorders of cervix uteri

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • inflammatory disease of cervix (N72)
    • polyp of cervix (N84.1)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to N72:
  • Cervicitis (acute) (chronic) (nonvenereal) (senile (atrophic)) (subacute) (with ulceration) N72
  • Cervicocolpitis N72 (emphysematosa) (see also Cervicitis)
  • Ectropion H02.109
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H02.109

    Unspecified ectropion of unspecified eye, unspecified eyelid

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • cervix N86
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N86

      Erosion and ectropion of cervix uteri

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Female Dx
      Applicable To
      • Decubitus (trophic) ulcer of cervix
      • Eversion of cervix
      Type 1 Excludes
      • erosion and ectropion of cervix with cervicitis (N72)
      • with cervicitis N72
  • Endocervicitis - see also Cervicitis
    • hyperplastic N72
  • Endometritis (decidual) (nonspecific) (purulent) (senile) (atrophic) (suppurative) N71.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N71.9

    Inflammatory disease of uterus, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • cervix, cervical (with erosion or ectropion) - see also Cervicitis
      • hyperplastic N72
    • hyperplastic N85.00-
      - see also Hyperplasia, endometrial
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N85.00-

      Endometrial hyperplasia, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Hyperplasia (adenomatous) (cystic) (glandular) of endometrium
      • Hyperplastic endometritis
      • cervix N72
  • Erosion
    • cervix (uteri) (acquired) (chronic) (congenital) N86
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N86

      Erosion and ectropion of cervix uteri

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Female Dx
      Applicable To
      • Decubitus (trophic) ulcer of cervix
      • Eversion of cervix
      Type 1 Excludes
      • erosion and ectropion of cervix with cervicitis (N72)
      • with cervicitis N72
  • Eversion
    • cervix (uteri) N86
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N86

      Erosion and ectropion of cervix uteri

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Female Dx
      Applicable To
      • Decubitus (trophic) ulcer of cervix
      • Eversion of cervix
      Type 1 Excludes
      • erosion and ectropion of cervix with cervicitis (N72)
      • with cervicitis N72
  • Hyperplasia, hyperplastic
    • endocervicitis N72
  • Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative
    • cervix (uteri) (decubitus) (trophic) N86
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N86

      Erosion and ectropion of cervix uteri

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Female Dx
      Applicable To
      • Decubitus (trophic) ulcer of cervix
      • Eversion of cervix
      Type 1 Excludes
      • erosion and ectropion of cervix with cervicitis (N72)
      • with cervicitis N72
    • uterus N85.8
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N85.8

      Other specified noninflammatory disorders of uterus

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Atrophy of uterus, acquired
      • Fibrosis of uterus NOS
      • cervix N86
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N86

        Erosion and ectropion of cervix uteri

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Female Dx
        Applicable To
        • Decubitus (trophic) ulcer of cervix
        • Eversion of cervix
        Type 1 Excludes
        • erosion and ectropion of cervix with cervicitis (N72)
        • with cervicitis N72
      • neck N86
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N86

        Erosion and ectropion of cervix uteri

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Female Dx
        Applicable To
        • Decubitus (trophic) ulcer of cervix
        • Eversion of cervix
        Type 1 Excludes
        • erosion and ectropion of cervix with cervicitis (N72)
        • with cervicitis N72

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To N72
N70.12 Chronic oophoritis
N70.13 Chronic salpingitis and oophoritis
N70.9 Salpingitis and oophoritis, unspecified
N70.91 Salpingitis, unspecified
N70.92 Oophoritis, unspecified
N70.93 Salpingitis and oophoritis, unspecified
N71 Inflammatory disease of uterus, except cervix
N71.0 Acute inflammatory disease of uterus
N71.1 Chronic inflammatory disease of uterus
N71.9 Inflammatory disease of uterus, unspecified
N72 Inflammatory disease of cervix uteri
N73 Other female pelvic inflammatory diseases
N73.0 Acute parametritis and pelvic cellulitis
N73.1 Chronic parametritis and pelvic cellulitis
N73.2 Unspecified parametritis and pelvic cellulitis
N73.3 Female acute pelvic peritonitis
N73.4 Female chronic pelvic peritonitis
N73.5 Female pelvic peritonitis, unspecified
N73.6 Female pelvic peritoneal adhesions (postinfective)
N73.8 Other specified female pelvic inflammatory diseases
N73.9 Female pelvic inflammatory disease, unspecified

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