Valid for Submission
N28.82 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of megaloureter. The code N28.82 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code N28.82 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acquired megaureter, dilatation of ureter or idiopathic dilation of ureter.
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 N28.82 are found in the index:
- - Megaloureter - N28.82
- - Megaureter - N28.82
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Acquired megaureter
- Dilatation of ureter
- Idiopathic dilation of ureter
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|698||OTHER KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT DIAGNOSES WITH MCC||11||1.6067|
|699||OTHER KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT DIAGNOSES WITH CC||11||1.0252|
|700||OTHER KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC||11||0.7448|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
Convert N28.82 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code N28.82 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
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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