There are a number of global health problems. ICD 10 helps to solve some of them, including those related to surveillance and monitoring of diseases in different countries of the world.
The abbreviation ICD means the International Classification of Disease. All existing diseases, including such as erectile dysfunction are coded in this system.
This system of medical coding is commonly used by physicians and other health care providers to classify diseases and related problems. A person who is not a member of the medical community can make use of free ICD 10 encoding handbook available online.
Alphanumeric codes are used to classify diagnoses.
N52.9 – official ICD 10 code for male erectile dysfunction, unspecified.
From N00 to N99 ICD 10 codes include all diseases of the genitourinary system in men and women.
Erectile dysfunction can be diagnosed only in men. Code N52.9 is applicable only to patients aged 15 to 124 years who do have erection problems.
Alphanumeric code indicating problems with achieving and maintaining an erection may vary slightly. Single-valued and two-digit numbers denoting the disease subtypes, for example vasculogenic, diabetic or psychogenic erectile dysfunction can be indicated after the code “N52.”
The current version ICD 10 contains more than 50,000 codes denoting various male and female diseases and their subtypes. Significantly fewer diagnostic codes were in previous versions of the ICD. In addition, the previous coding system was different from the modern one.
In ICD 9, the code 607.84 was used to indicate the diagnosis of erectile dysfunction. Instead of the modern term “erectile dysfunction”, a term “impotence of organic origin” was used.
The system of medical disease coding is revised periodically and edited, making it easier to use ICD 10. October 1, 2015 is a date of entry into force of the latest ICD 10 changes and transition to a new coding of diseases.
Currently, ICD 11 is being developed. This new system will have a more sophisticated architecture than previous versions. It is possible that the code for erectile dysfunction (N52.9) and codes for other diseases will be changed or supplemented.