N13.9 - Obstructive and reflux uropathy, unspecified

Version 2023
ICD-10:N13.9
Short Description:Obstructive and reflux uropathy, unspecified
Long Description:Obstructive and reflux uropathy, unspecified
Status: Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Renal tubulo-interstitial diseases (N10-N16)
      • Obstructive and reflux uropathy (N13)

N13.9 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of obstructive and reflux uropathy, unspecified. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like N13.9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

Approximate Synonyms

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Clinical Information

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

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Index to Diseases and Injuries References

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 this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:

Convert to ICD-9 Code

Source ICD-10 CodeTarget ICD-9 Code
N13.9592.9 - Urinary calculus NOS
Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
N13.9593.73 - Vscourtl rflx w npht NOS
Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
N13.9599.60 - Urinary obstruction NOS
Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
N13.9599.69 - Urinary obstruction NEC
Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

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