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ICD-10-CM Code N10
Acute tubulo-interstitial nephritis

BILLABLE
Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

N10 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of acute tubulo-interstitial nephritis. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code N10 is used to code Kidney disease

Kidney disease, also known as nephropathy or renal disease, is damage to or disease of a kidney. Nephritis is inflammatory kidney disease. Nephrosis is noninflammatory nephropathy. Kidney disease usually causes kidney failure (renal failure) to more or less degree, with the amount depending on the type of disease. In precise usage, disease denotes the structural and etiologic disease entity whereas failure denotes the dysfunction (lack of working well, that is, impaired renal function); but in common usage these meanings overlap; for example, the terms chronic kidney disease and chronic renal failure are usually considered synonymous. Acute kidney disease has often been called acute renal failure, although nephrologists now often tend to call it acute kidney injury.

Specialty: Urology
MeSH Codes: D007674, D009395, D009395, D009395, D009395,
ICD 9 Codes: , 580.89, 581.89, 582.89, 583.89,

Coding Notes for N10 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Acute infectious interstitial nephritis
Acute pyelitis
Acute pyelonephritis
Hemoglobin nephrosis
Myoglobin nephrosis
Additional Code Note:
Use Additional Code
Use Additional Code note means a second code must be used in conjunction with this code. Codes with this note are Etiology codes and must be followed by a Manifestation code or codes.
Code See Section B95-B97, to identify infectious agent.

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #689-690 - Kidney and urinary tract infections with MCC.
  • DRG Group #689-690 - Kidney and urinary tract infections without MCC.
  • DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Idiopathic acute interstitial nephritis (disorder)
  • Acute pyelitis with renal medullary necrosis (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for additional code to fully describe disease or condition
  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease

Equivalent ICD-9 Codes GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Acute pyelonephritis without lesion of renal medullary necrosis (approximate match)
Acute pyelonephritis with lesion of renal medullary necrosis (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code N10 and a single ICD9 code, 590.11 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/N10