N19 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified kidney failure. 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 N19 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.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Absent renal function
- Acquired platelet function disorder
- Action myoclonus renal failure syndrome
- Acute pericarditis secondary to uremia
- Anemia of renal disease
- Anemia secondary to renal failure
- Benign hypertensive renal disease
- Benign hypertensive renal disease with renal failure
- Calcific arteriolopathy due to uremia
- Chronic progressive renal failure
- Chronic renal failure
- Dent's disease
- Dependence on prolonged intermittent renal replacement therapy due to renal failure
- Dependence on renal dialysis
- Disorder of arteriole
- Disorder of kidney co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
- Glomerular disease due to action myoclonus renal failure syndrome
- Hypertensive renal failure
- Hyperuricemia, anemia, renal failure syndrome
- Hyperuricemia, pulmonary hypertension, renal failure, alkalosis syndrome
- Neuropathy in renal failure
- Non-functioning kidney
- Pericarditis secondary to uremia
- Platelet dysfunction associated with uremia
- Renal failure as a complication of care
- Renal failure associated with renal vascular disease
- Renal failure syndrome
- Renal failure syndrome co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
- Renal failure-associated hyperphosphatemia
- Restless leg syndrome due to uremia
- Restless legs
- Secondary restless legs syndrome
- Sleep related movement disorder
- Urate nephropathy
- Uremia due to inadequate renal perfusion
- Uremia in pregnancy without hypertension
- Uremic coma
- Uremic convulsion
- Uremic encephalopathy
- Uremic gastritis
- X-linked recessive nephrolithiasis with renal failure
- Hyperphosphatemia-. a condition of abnormally high level of phosphates in the blood, usually significantly above the normal range of 0.84-1.58 mmol per liter of serum.
- Calciphylaxis-. condition of induced systemic hypersensitivity in which tissues respond to appropriate challenging agents with a sudden local calcification.
- Uremia-. a clinical syndrome associated with the retention of renal waste products or uremic toxins in the blood. it is usually the result of renal insufficiency. most uremic toxins are end products of protein or nitrogen catabolism, such as urea or creatinine. severe uremia can lead to multiple organ dysfunctions with a constellation of symptoms.
- Uremic Toxins-. biological solutes retained and accumulated due to kidney impairment that contribute to uremia/chronic kidney disease.
- Phosphates-. inorganic salts of phosphoric acid.
- Grade 1 Hyperphosphatemia, CTCAE|Grade 1 Hyperphosphatemia-. laboratory finding only and intervention not indicated
- Grade 2 Hyperphosphatemia, CTCAE|Grade 2 Hyperphosphatemia-. noninvasive intervention indicated
- Grade 3 Hyperphosphatemia, CTCAE|Grade 3 Hyperphosphatemia-. severe or medically significant but not immediately life-threatening; hospitalization or prolongation of existing hospitalization indicated
- Grade 4 Hyperphosphatemia, CTCAE|Grade 4 Hyperphosphatemia-. life-threatening consequences; urgent intervention indicated (e.g., dialysis)
- Grade 5 Hyperphosphatemia, CTCAE|Grade 5 Hyperphosphatemia-. death
- Hyperphosphatemia-. abnormally high level of phosphate in the blood.
- Hyperphosphatemia, CTCAE|Hyperphosphatemia-. a disorder characterized by laboratory test results that indicate an elevation in the concentration of phosphate in a blood.
- Calciphylaxis-. a rare syndrome characterized by vascular calcification and skin necrosis. it seen in patients with end stage renal disease.
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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to this diagnosis code:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
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- Uremia NOS
Type 1 ExcludesType 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.
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:
- - Uremia, uremic - N19
Convert to ICD-9 Code
|Source ICD-10 Code||Target ICD-9 Code|
|N19||586 - Renal failure NOS|
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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- FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
- FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
- FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
- FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
- FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
- FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
- FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
- FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)