Valid for Submission
N13.39 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other hydronephrosis. The code N13.39 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code N13.39 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acquired hydronephrosis, acquired hydronephrosis due to bladder obstruction, acquired obstruction of urinary tract, hydronephrosis due to bladder obstruction, hydroureter , hydroureteronephrosis, etc.
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code N13.39 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Acquired hydronephrosis
- Acquired hydronephrosis due to bladder obstruction
- Acquired obstruction of urinary tract
- Hydronephrosis due to bladder obstruction
- HYDRONEPHROSIS-. abnormal enlargement or swelling of a kidney due to dilation of the kidney calices and the kidney pelvis. it is often associated with obstruction of the ureter or chronic kidney diseases that prevents normal drainage of urine into the urinary bladder.
- PYONEPHROSIS-. distention of kidney with the presence of pus and suppurative destruction of the renal parenchyma. it is often associated with renal obstruction and can lead to total or nearly total loss of renal function.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert N13.39 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code N13.39 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
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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