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ICD-10-CM Code N28.1
Cyst of kidney, acquired

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

N28.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of cyst of kidney, acquired. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code N28 is used to code Renal cyst

A renal cyst is a fluid collection in the kidney. There are several types based on the Bosniak classification. The majority are benign, simple cysts that can be monitored and not intervened upon. However, some are cancerous or are suspicious for cancer and are commonly removed in a surgical procedure called nephrectomy.

ICD 9 Code: 593.2

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for N28.1 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.
Cyst (multiple)(solitary) of kidney, acquired
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."
Cystic kidney disease (congenital) - instead, use code Q61.-

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.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Renal cysts and diabetes syndrome (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'N28.1 - Cyst of kidney, acquired'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code N28.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Cyst of kidney, acquired (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 593.2 was previously used, N28.1 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


Parent Code: N28 - Other disorders of kidney and ureter, not elsewhere classified

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