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ICD-10-CM Code N13.72
Vesicoureteral-reflux with reflux nephropathy without hydroureter

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-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-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code N13.72 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of N13.72 that describes the diagnosis 'vesicoureteral-reflux w reflux nephropathy w/o hydroureter' in more detail.


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

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'N13.72 - Vesicoureteral-reflux with reflux nephropathy without hydroureter'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code N13.72. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Parent Code: N13.7 - Vesicoureteral-reflux

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