R82.9 - Other and unspecified abnormal findings in urine
|Short Description:||Other and unspecified abnormal findings in urine|
|Long Description:||Other and unspecified abnormal findings in urine|
|Status:||Not Valid for Submission|
R82.9 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other and unspecified abnormal findings in urine. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like R82.9 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.
According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
Specific Coding for Other and unspecified abnormal findings in urine
Non-specific codes like R82.9 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for other and unspecified abnormal findings in urine:
- BILLABLE CODE - Use R82.90 for Unspecified abnormal findings in urine
- BILLABLE CODE - Use R82.91 for Other chromoabnormalities of urine
- NON-BILLABLE CODE - R82.99 for Other abnormal findings in urine
- BILLABLE CODE - Use R82.991 for Hypocitraturia
- BILLABLE CODE - Use R82.992 for Hyperoxaluria
- BILLABLE CODE - Use R82.993 for Hyperuricosuria
- BILLABLE CODE - Use R82.994 for Hypercalciuria
- BILLABLE CODE - Use R82.998 for Other abnormal findings in urine
Urine and Urination
Your kidneys make urine by filtering wastes and extra water from your blood. The waste is called urea. Your blood carries it to the kidneys. From the kidneys, urine travels down two thin tubes called ureters to the bladder. The bladder stores urine until you are ready to urinate. It swells into a round shape when it is full and gets smaller when empty. If your urinary system is healthy, your bladder can hold up to 16 ounces (2 cups) of urine comfortably for 2 to 5 hours.
You may have problems with urination if you have:
- Kidney failure
- Urinary tract infections
- An enlarged prostate
- Bladder control problems like incontinence, overactive bladder, or interstitial cystitis
- A blockage that prevents you from emptying your bladder
Some conditions may also cause you to have blood or protein in your urine. If you have a urinary problem, see your health care provider. Urinalysis and other urine tests can help to diagnose the problem. Treatment depends on the cause.
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
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