ICD-10-CM Code N18.5

Chronic kidney disease, stage 5

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

N18.5 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of chronic kidney disease, stage 5. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code N18.5 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like anemia in chronic kidney disease stage 5, benign hypertensive heart disease, benign hypertensive heart disease and chronic renal disease, benign hypertensive heart disease and chronic renal disease stage 5, chronic kidney disease due to benign hypertension, chronic kidney disease due to type 1 diabetes mellitus, etc

ICD-10:N18.5
Short Description:Chronic kidney disease, stage 5
Long Description:Chronic kidney disease, stage 5

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 N18.5:

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • chronic kidney disease, stage 5 requiring chronic dialysis N18.6

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 N18.5 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:

  • Anemia in chronic kidney disease stage 5
  • Benign hypertensive heart disease
  • Benign hypertensive heart disease and chronic renal disease
  • Benign hypertensive heart disease and chronic renal disease stage 5
  • Chronic kidney disease due to benign hypertension
  • Chronic kidney disease due to type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • Chronic kidney disease stage 5
  • Chronic kidney disease stage 5 due to benign hypertension
  • Chronic kidney disease stage 5 due to hypertension
  • Chronic kidney disease stage 5 due to type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • Chronic kidney disease stage 5 due to type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Chronic kidney disease stage 5 due to type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Chronic kidney disease stage 5 on dialysis
  • Chronic kidney disease stage 5 with transplant
  • Hypertension in chronic kidney disease due to type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Hypertension in chronic kidney disease stage 5 due to type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Hypertensive heart and chronic kidney disease
  • Hypertensive heart AND chronic kidney disease stage 5
  • Malignant hypertensive chronic kidney disease
  • Malignant hypertensive chronic kidney disease stage 5

Convert N18.5 to ICD-9

  • 585.5 - Chron kidney dis stage V

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Acute kidney failure and chronic kidney disease (N17-N19)
      • Chronic kidney disease (N18) (CKD)

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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