ICD-10-CM Code N13.7
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code N13.7 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of N13.7 that describes the diagnosis 'vesicoureteral-reflux' in more detail.
- N13.7 Vesicoureteral-reflux NON-BILLABLE
- BILLABLE N13.70
- BILLABLE N13.71 Vesicoureteral-reflux
- N13.72 Vesicoureteral-reflux NON-BILLABLE
- N13.73 Vesicoureteral-reflux NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code N137 is used to code Reflux nephropathy
Reflux nephropathy is kidney damage (nephropathy) due to urine flowing backward (reflux) from the bladder toward the kidneys; the latter is called vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). Longstanding VUR can result in small and scarred kidneys during the first five years of life in affected children. The end results of reflux nephropathy can include high blood pressure, excessive protein loss in the urine, and eventually kidney failure.
|ICD 9 Code:||593.73|
Coding Notes for N13.7 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Reflux-associated pyelonephritis - instead, use code N11.0
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Post-surgical vesicoureteric reflux (disorder)
- Vesicoureteric reflux after renal transplant (disorder)
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Possible requirement for an external cause code
- Possible requirement for additional code to fully describe disease or condition
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'N13.7 - Vesicoureteral-reflux'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code N13.7. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.