ICD-10-CM Code N17.8

Other acute kidney failure

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

N17.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other acute kidney failure. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code N17.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute renal failure due to ischemia or ischemic nephropathy or post-renal renal failure.

ICD-10:N17.8
Short Description:Other acute kidney failure
Long Description:Other acute kidney failure

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 N17.8 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 renal failure due to ischemia
  • Ischemic nephropathy
  • Post-renal renal failure

Clinical Information

  • ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY-. abrupt reduction in kidney function. acute kidney injury encompasses the entire spectrum of the syndrome including acute kidney failure; acute kidney tubular necrosis; and other less severe conditions.

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code N17.8 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.

  • 673 - OTHER KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT PROCEDURES WITH MCC
  • 674 - OTHER KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT PROCEDURES WITH CC
  • 675 - OTHER KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT PROCEDURES WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert N17.8 to ICD-9

  • 584.8 - Acute kidney failure NEC

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Acute kidney failure and chronic kidney disease (N17-N19)
      • Acute kidney failure (N17)

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 Failure

Healthy kidneys clean your blood by removing excess fluid, minerals, and wastes. They also make hormones that keep your bones strong and your blood healthy. But if the kidneys are damaged, they don't work properly. Harmful wastes can build up in your body. Your blood pressure may rise. Your body may retain excess fluid and not make enough red blood cells. This is called kidney failure.

If your kidneys fail, you need treatment to replace the work they normally do. The treatment options are dialysis or a kidney transplant. Each treatment has benefits and drawbacks. No matter which treatment you choose, you'll need to make some changes in your life, including how you eat and plan your activities. But with the help of health care providers, family, and friends, most people with kidney failure can lead full and active lives.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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