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ICD-10-CM Code N17
Acute kidney failure

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 N17 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the five child codes of N17 that describes the diagnosis 'acute kidney failure' in more detail.

The ICD code N17 is used to code Renal failure

Renal failure, also known as kidney failure or renal insufficiency, is a medical condition in which the kidneys fail to adequately filter waste products from the blood. The two main forms are acute kidney injury, which is often reversible with adequate treatment, and chronic kidney disease, which is often not reversible. In both cases, there is usually an underlying cause.

Specialty: Nephrology
MeSH Codes: ,
ICD 9 Codes: 584, 585

A hemodialysis machine, used to replace the function of the kidneys in renal failure

Coding Notes for N17 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Also Note:
Code Also
A Code Also note indicates that two or more codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but the order of codes is at the coder's discretion. Code order depends on the severity of the conditions and the reason for the encounter.
Associated underlying condition
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."
Posttraumatic renal failure - instead, use code T79.5

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