AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2017 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes

Pediatric Cryptorchidism (Undescended and Nonpalpable Testicle)

New codes have been created at category Q53, Undescended and ectopic testicle, to provide additional information regarding the specific location of the undescended testicle, as this information may have important implications for follow up and treatment. The new codes specify whether the condition is unilateral or bilateral, as well as the location such as intraabdominal (Q53.111, Q53.211), or inguinal (Q53.112, Q53.212). There is also a new code for bilateral high scrotal testes (Q53.23). Prior to these changes, ICD-10-CM had unique codes for abdominal testicle, ectopic, and ectopic perineal, as well as codes for unilateral...

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