2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N73.6

Female pelvic peritoneal adhesions (postinfective)

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Female Dx
  • N73.6 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM N73.6 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of N73.6 - other international versions of ICD-10 N73.6 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • N73.6 is applicable to female patients.
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (N73.6) and the excluded code together.
  • postprocedural pelvic peritoneal adhesions (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N99.4

    Postprocedural pelvic peritoneal adhesions

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • pelvic peritoneal adhesions NOS (N73.6)
    • postinfective pelvic peritoneal adhesions (N73.6)
    N99.4
    )
The following code(s) above N73.6 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 N73.6:
  • N00-N99
    2019 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
    2019 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
  • N73
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N73

    Other female pelvic inflammatory diseases

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Use Additional
    • code (B95-B97), to identify infectious agent.
    Other female pelvic inflammatory diseases
Approximate Synonyms
  • Female pelvic peritoneal adhesions
  • Female postinfectious pelvic peritoneal adhesions
  • Pelvic peritoneal adhesions, female
  • Peritubal adhesions
ICD-10-CM N73.6 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 742 Uterine and adnexa procedures for non-malignancy with cc/mcc
  • 743 Uterine and adnexa procedures for non-malignancy without cc/mcc
  • 760 Menstrual and other female reproductive system disorders with cc/mcc
  • 761 Menstrual and other female reproductive system disorders without cc/mcc

Convert N73.6 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
Code annotations containing back-references to N73.6:
  • Type 1 Excludes: K66.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K66.0

    Peritoneal adhesions (postprocedural) (postinfection)

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Adhesions (of) abdominal (wall)
    • Adhesions (of) diaphragm
    • Adhesions (of) intestine
    • Adhesions (of) male pelvis
    • Adhesions (of) omentum
    • Adhesions (of) stomach
    • Adhesive bands
    • Mesenteric adhesions
    Type 1 Excludes
    • female pelvic adhesions [bands] (N73.6)
    • peritoneal adhesions with intestinal obstruction (K56.5-)
  • Type 2 Excludes: N99.4
    , N99.4
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N99.4

    Postprocedural pelvic peritoneal adhesions

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • pelvic peritoneal adhesions NOS (N73.6)
    • postinfective pelvic peritoneal adhesions (N73.6)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N99.4

    Postprocedural pelvic peritoneal adhesions

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • pelvic peritoneal adhesions NOS (N73.6)
    • postinfective pelvic peritoneal adhesions (N73.6)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to N73.6:
  • Adhesions, adhesive (postinfective) K66.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K66.0

    Peritoneal adhesions (postprocedural) (postinfection)

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Adhesions (of) abdominal (wall)
    • Adhesions (of) diaphragm
    • Adhesions (of) intestine
    • Adhesions (of) male pelvis
    • Adhesions (of) omentum
    • Adhesions (of) stomach
    • Adhesive bands
    • Mesenteric adhesions
    Type 1 Excludes
    • female pelvic adhesions [bands] (N73.6)
    • peritoneal adhesions with intestinal obstruction (K56.5-)
    • ovary N73.6
    • pelvic (peritoneal)
      • female N73.6
      • postpartal N73.6 (old)
    • peritoneum, peritoneal (postinfective)
    • uterus N73.6
      • to abdominal wall N73.6
    • female pelvis N73.6
    • paraovarian N73.6
    • periovarian N73.6
    • peritubal N73.6
    • periuterine N73.6
    • tubo-ovarian N73.6
  • Band(s)
  • Peritonitis (adhesive) (bacterial) (fibrinous) (hemorrhagic) (idiopathic) (localized) (perforative) (primary) (with adhesions) (with effusion) K65.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K65.9

    Peritonitis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Bacterial peritonitis NOS
    • pelvic
      • female N73.5
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N73.5

        Female pelvic peritonitis, unspecified

          2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Female Dx
        • chronic N73.4
          ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N73.4

          Female chronic pelvic peritonitis

            2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Female Dx
          Type 1 Excludes
          • tuberculous pelvic (female) peritonitis (A18.17)
          • with adhesions N73.6

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To N73.6
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
N74 Female pelvic inflammatory disorders in diseases classified elsewhere
N75 Diseases of Bartholin's gland
N75.0 Cyst of Bartholin's gland
N75.1 Abscess of Bartholin's gland
N75.8 Other diseases of Bartholin's gland
N75.9 Disease of Bartholin's gland, unspecified
N76 Other inflammation of vagina and vulva
N76.0 Acute vaginitis

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