2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N88.3

Incompetence of cervix uteri

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • N88.3 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 N88.3 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of N88.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 N88.3 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Investigation and management of (suspected) cervical incompetence in a nonpregnant woman
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 N88.3. 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.
  • cervical incompetence complicating pregnancy (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O34.3

    Maternal care for cervical incompetence

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Maternal care for cerclage with or without cervical incompetence
    • Maternal care for Shirodkar suture with or without cervical incompetence
    O34.3-
    )
The following code(s) above N88.3 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 N88.3:
  • 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
  • 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)
    Other noninflammatory disorders of cervix uteri
Approximate Synonyms
  • Cervical incompetence, patient not presently pregnant
  • Cervical weakness, not pregnant
  • Female infertility of cervical origin
  • Infertility of cervical origin
Clinical Information
  • Incompetent uterine cervix is usually diagnosed in the second trimester of pregnancy. It is characterized by passive painless cervical dilation in the absence of uterine contraction; bleeding; infection; and sometimes with the amniotic sac (amniotic membrane) bulging through the partially dilated cervix. Left untreated, this condition may lead to premature pregnancy loss, such as habitual abortion.
  • One that is abnormally prone to dilate in the second trimester of pregnancy, resulting in premature expulsion of the fetus.
ICD-10-CM N88.3 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
  • 760 Menstrual and other female reproductive system disorders with cc/mcc
  • 761 Menstrual and other female reproductive system disorders without cc/mcc

Convert N88.3 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 N88.3:
  • Type 2 Excludes: N97
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N97

    Female infertility

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • inability to achieve a pregnancy
    • sterility, female NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • female infertility associated with:
    • hypopituitarism (E23.0)
    • Stein-Leventhal syndrome (E28.2)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • incompetence of cervix uteri (N88.3)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to N88.3:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To N88.3
N85.9 Noninflammatory disorder of uterus, unspecified
N86 Erosion and ectropion of cervix uteri
N87 Dysplasia of cervix uteri
N87.0 Mild cervical dysplasia
N87.1 Moderate cervical dysplasia
N87.9 Dysplasia of cervix uteri, unspecified
N88 Other noninflammatory disorders of cervix uteri
N88.0 Leukoplakia of cervix uteri
N88.1 Old laceration of cervix uteri
N88.2 Stricture and stenosis of cervix uteri
N88.3 Incompetence of cervix uteri
N88.4 Hypertrophic elongation of cervix uteri
N88.8 Other specified noninflammatory disorders of cervix uteri
N88.9 Noninflammatory disorder of cervix uteri, unspecified
N89 Other noninflammatory disorders of vagina
N89.0 Mild vaginal dysplasia
N89.1 Moderate vaginal dysplasia
N89.3 Dysplasia of vagina, unspecified
N89.4 Leukoplakia of vagina
N89.5 Stricture and atresia of vagina
N89.6 Tight hymenal ring

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