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ICD-10-CM Code N15.9
Renal tubulo-interstitial disease, unspecified

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

N15.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of renal tubulo-interstitial disease, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code N15 is used to code Tubulopathy

Tubulopathy is a disease affecting the renal tubules of the nephron.

Specialty: Urology

Coding Notes for N15.9 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.
Infection of kidney NOS
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Urinary tract infection NOS - instead, use code N39.0

MS-DRG Mapping

  • 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 'N15.9 - Renal tubulo-interstitial disease, unspecified'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code N15.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Codes GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Nephritis and nephropathy, not specified as acute or chronic, with unspecified pathological lesion in kidney (approximate match)
Infection of kidney, unspecified (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 N15.9 and a single ICD9 code, 590.9 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: N15 - Other renal tubulo-interstitial diseases

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/N159