2021 ICD-10-CM Code N07

Hereditary nephropathy, not elsewhere classified

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

N07 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of hereditary nephropathy, not elsewhere classified. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:N07
Short Description:Hereditary nephropathy, not elsewhere classified
Long Description:Hereditary nephropathy, not elsewhere classified

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Hereditary nephropathy, not elsewhere classified

Header codes like N07 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for hereditary nephropathy, not elsewhere classified:

  • N07.0 - Hereditary nephropathy, not elsewhere classified with minor glomerular abnormality
  • N07.1 - Hereditary nephropathy, not elsewhere classified with focal and segmental glomerular lesions
  • N07.2 - Hereditary nephropathy, not elsewhere classified with diffuse membranous glomerulonephritis
  • N07.3 - Hereditary nephropathy, not elsewhere classified with diffuse mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis
  • N07.4 - Hereditary nephropathy, not elsewhere classified with diffuse endocapillary proliferative glomerulonephritis
  • N07.5 - Hereditary nephropathy, not elsewhere classified with diffuse mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis
  • N07.6 - Hereditary nephropathy, not elsewhere classified with dense deposit disease
  • N07.7 - Hereditary nephropathy, not elsewhere classified with diffuse crescentic glomerulonephritis
  • N07.8 - Hereditary nephropathy, not elsewhere classified with other morphologic lesions
  • N07.9 - Hereditary nephropathy, not elsewhere classified with unspecified morphologic lesions
  • N07.A - Hereditary nephropathy, not elsewhere classified with C3 glomerulonephritis

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code N07:


Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

Information for Patients


Genetic Disorders

Genes are the building blocks of heredity. They are passed from parent to child. They hold DNA, the instructions for making proteins. Proteins do most of the work in cells. They move molecules from one place to another, build structures, break down toxins, and do many other maintenance jobs.

Sometimes there is a mutation, a change in a gene or genes. The mutation changes the gene's instructions for making a protein, so the protein does not work properly or is missing entirely. This can cause a medical condition called a genetic disorder.

You can inherit a gene mutation from one or both parents. A mutation can also happen during your lifetime.

There are three types of genetic disorders:

Genetic tests on blood and other tissue can identify genetic disorders.

NIH: National Library of Medicine


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Kidney Diseases

Also called: Renal disease

You have two kidneys, each about the size of your fist. They are near the middle of your back, just below the rib cage. Inside each kidney there are about a million tiny structures called nephrons. They filter your blood. They remove wastes and extra water, which become urine. The urine flows through tubes called ureters. It goes to your bladder, which stores the urine until you go to the bathroom.

Most kidney diseases attack the nephrons. This damage may leave kidneys unable to remove wastes. Causes can include genetic problems, injuries, or medicines. You have a higher risk of kidney disease if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or a close family member with kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease damages the nephrons slowly over several years. Other kidney problems include

Your doctor can do blood and urine tests to check if you have kidney disease. If your kidneys fail, you will need dialysis or a kidney transplant.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)