ICD-10-CM Code N13.70
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
N13.70 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of vesicoureteral-reflux, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
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 N13.70 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
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- Vesicoureteral-reflux NOS
- DRG Group #698-700 - Other kidney and urinary tract diagnoses with MCC.
- DRG Group #698-700 - Other kidney and urinary tract diagnoses with CC.
- DRG Group #698-700 - Other kidney and urinary tract diagnoses without CC or MCC.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'N13.70 - Vesicoureteral-reflux, unspecified'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
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 N13.70 and a single ICD9 code, 593.70 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.