Valid for Submission
Q61.5 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of medullary cystic kidney. The code Q61.5 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code Q61.5 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like adolescent nephronophthisis, adult familial nephronophthisis with spastic quadriparesia syndrome, autosomal dominant tubulointerstitial kidney disease, bilateral medullary sponge kidney, boichis syndrome , congenital hepatic fibrosis, etc. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
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 Q61.5:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Sponge kidney NOS
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 Q61.5 are found in the index:
- - Cystic - See Also: condition;
- - Medullary cystic kidney - Q61.5
- - Nephronophthisis - Q61.5
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Adolescent nephronophthisis
- Adult familial nephronophthisis with spastic quadriparesia syndrome
- Autosomal dominant tubulointerstitial kidney disease
- Bilateral medullary sponge kidney
- Boichis syndrome
- Congenital hepatic fibrosis
- Fibrocystic kidney disease
- Infantile nephronophthisis
- Juvenile nephronophthisis
- Medullary cystic disease of the kidney
- Medullary cystic disease, adult type
- Medullary sponge kidney
- Medullary sponge kidney with nephrocalcinosis
- Medullary sponge kidney without nephrocalcinosis
- MUC1-related autosomal dominant tubulointerstitial kidney disease
- Nephronophthisis - medullary cystic disease
- Nephronophthisis type 4
- Nephronophthisis type 5
- Nephronophthisis type 6
- RHYNS syndrome
- Spastic tetraparesis
- UMOD-related autosomal dominant tubulointerstitial kidney disease
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Present on Admission (POA)
Convert Q61.5 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code Q61.5 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
A cyst is a fluid-filled sac. You may get simple kidney cysts as you age; they are usually harmless. There are also some diseases which cause kidney cysts. One type is polycystic kidney disease (PKD). It runs in families. In PKD, many cysts grow in the kidneys. This can enlarge the kidneys and make them work poorly. About half of people with the most common type of PKD end up with kidney failure. PKD also causes cysts in other parts of the body, such as the liver.
Often, there are no symptoms at first. Later, symptoms include
- Pain in the back and lower sides
- Blood in the urine
Doctors diagnose PKD with imaging tests and family history. There is no cure. Treatments can help with symptoms and complications. They include medicines and lifestyle changes, and if there is kidney failure, dialysis or kidney transplants.
Acquired cystic kidney disease (ACKD) happens in people who have chronic kidney disease, especially if they are on dialysis. Unlike PKD, the kidneys are normal sized, and cysts do not form in other parts of the body. ACKD often has no symptoms. Usually, the cysts are harmless and do not need treatment. If they do cause complications, treatments include medicines, draining the cysts, or surgery.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- Acquired Cystic Kidney Disease - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
- Medullary cystic kidney disease (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Polycystic kidney disease (Medical Encyclopedia)
Medullary cystic kidney disease type 1 Medullary cystic kidney disease type 1 (MCKD1) is an inherited condition that affects the kidneys. It leads to scarring (fibrosis) and impaired function of the kidneys, usually beginning in adulthood. The kidneys filter fluid and waste products from the body. They also reabsorb needed nutrients and release them back into the blood. As MCKD1 progresses, the kidneys are less able to function, resulting in kidney failure.Declining kidney function in people with MCKD1 leads to the signs and symptoms of the condition. The features are variable, even among members of the same family. Many individuals with MCKD1 develop high blood pressure (hypertension), especially as kidney function worsens. Some develop high levels of a waste product called uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemia) because the damaged kidneys are unable to remove uric acid effectively. In a small number of affected individuals, the buildup of this waste product can cause gout, which is a form of arthritis resulting from uric acid crystals in the joints.Although the condition is named medullary cystic kidney disease, only about 40 percent of affected individuals have medullary cysts, which are fluid filled pockets found in a particular region of the kidney. When present, the cysts are usually found in the inner part of the kidney (the medullary region) or the border between the inner and outer parts (corticomedullary region). These cysts are visible by tests such as ultrasound or CT scan.