ICD-10-CM Code N20.1
Calculus of ureter
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
N20.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of calculus of ureter. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code N201 is used to code Kidney stone
A kidney stone, also known as a renal calculus or nephrolith, is a solid piece of material which is formed in the kidneys from minerals in urine. Kidney stones typically leave the body in the urine stream, and a small stone may pass without causing symptoms. If stones grow to sufficient size (usually at least 3 millimeters (0.1 in)) they can cause blockage of the ureter. This leads to pain, most commonly beginning in the flank or lower back and often radiating to the groin. This pain is often known as renal colic and typically comes in waves lasting 20 to 60 minutes. Other associated symptoms include: nausea, vomiting, fever, blood in the urine, pus in the urine, and painful urination. Blockage of the ureter can cause decreased kidney function and dilation of the kidney.
|MeSH Codes:||D007669, D007669, D007669|
|ICD 9 Codes:||592.0, 592.1, 592.9|
A kidney stone, 8 millimeters (0.3 in) in diameter
Coding Notes for N20.1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Ureteric stone
- DRG Group #691-694 - Urinary stones with esw lithotripsy with CC or MCC.
- DRG Group #691-694 - Urinary stones with esw lithotripsy without CC or MCC.
- DRG Group #691-694 - Urinary stones without esw lithotripsy with MCC.
- DRG Group #691-694 - Urinary stones without esw lithotripsy without MCC.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'N20.1 - Calculus of ureter'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code N20.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.
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 N20.1 and a single ICD9 code, 592.1 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.