ICD-10-CM Code N13.6

Pyonephrosis

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

N13.6 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of pyonephrosis. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code N13.6 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute pyonephrosis, acute pyonephrosis, acute pyonephrosis with renal medullary necrosis, acute pyonephrosis without renal medullary necrosis, chronic pyonephrosis, obstructive pyelonephritis, etc

ICD-10:N13.6
Short Description:Pyonephrosis
Long Description:Pyonephrosis

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 N13.6:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Conditions in N13.0 N13.5
  • Obstructive uropathy with infection

Use Additional Code

Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.

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 N13.6 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Acute pyonephrosis
  • Acute pyonephrosis
  • Acute pyonephrosis with renal medullary necrosis
  • Acute pyonephrosis without renal medullary necrosis
  • Chronic pyonephrosis
  • Obstructive pyelonephritis
  • Pyonephrosis
  • Pyonephrosis
  • Recurrent obstructive pyelonephritis
  • Recurrent urinary tract infection

Clinical Information

  • 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

The ICD-10 code N13.6 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 689 - KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS WITH MCC
  • 690 - KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS WITHOUT MCC

Convert N13.6 to ICD-9

  • 590.80 - Pyelonephritis NOS (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Renal tubulo-interstitial diseases (N10-N16)
      • Obstructive and reflux uropathy (N13)

Code History

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

Information for Patients


Urinary Tract Infections

The urinary system is the body's drainage system for removing wastes and extra water. It includes two kidneys, two ureters, a bladder, and a urethra. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common type of infection in the body.

You may have a UTI if you notice

  • Pain or burning when you urinate
  • Fever, tiredness, or shakiness
  • An urge to urinate often
  • Pressure in your lower belly
  • Urine that smells bad or looks cloudy or reddish
  • Pain in your back or side below the ribs

People of any age or sex can get UTIs. But about four times as many women get UTIs as men. You're also at higher risk if you have diabetes, need a tube to drain your bladder, or have a spinal cord injury.

If you think you have a UTI it is important to see your doctor. Your doctor can tell if you have a UTI with a urine test. Treatment is with antibiotics.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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