ICD-10-CM Code N13.731

Vesicoureteral-reflux with reflux nephropathy with hydroureter, unilateral

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

N13.731 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of vesicoureteral-reflux with reflux nephropathy with hydroureter, unilateral. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code N13.731 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like secondary left vesicoureteral reflux grade 3, secondary left vesicoureteral reflux grade 4, secondary left vesicoureteral reflux grade 5, secondary right vesicoureteral reflux grade 3, secondary right vesicoureteral reflux grade 4, secondary right vesicoureteral reflux grade 5, etc

ICD-10:N13.731
Short Description:Vesicoureter-reflux w reflux neuropath w hydrourt, unil
Long Description:Vesicoureteral-reflux with reflux nephropathy with hydroureter, unilateral

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 N13.731 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:

  • Secondary left vesicoureteral reflux grade 3
  • Secondary left vesicoureteral reflux grade 4
  • Secondary left vesicoureteral reflux grade 5
  • Secondary right vesicoureteral reflux grade 3
  • Secondary right vesicoureteral reflux grade 4
  • Secondary right vesicoureteral reflux grade 5

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code N13.731 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.

  • 698 - OTHER KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 699 - OTHER KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 700 - OTHER KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert N13.731 to ICD-9

  • 593.71 - Vscurt rflx npht uniltrl (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


Kidney Diseases

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

  • Cancer
  • Cysts
  • Stones
  • Infections

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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Ureteral Disorders

Your kidneys make urine by filtering wastes and extra water from your blood. The urine travels from the kidneys to the bladder in two thin tubes called ureters.

The ureters are about 8 to 10 inches long. Muscles in the ureter walls tighten and relax to force urine down and away from the kidneys. Small amounts of urine flow from the ureters into the bladder about every 10 to 15 seconds.

Sometimes the ureters can become blocked or injured. This can block the flow of urine to the bladder. If urine stands still or backs up the ureter, you may get a urinary tract infections.

Doctors diagnose problems with the ureters using different tests. These include urine tests, x-rays, and examination of the ureter with a scope called a cystoscope. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. It may include medicines and, in severe cases, surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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