2022 ICD-10-CM Code R93.42

Abnormal radiologic findings on diagnostic imaging of kidney

Version 2021
No Valid Principal Dx

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:R93.42
Short Description:Abnormal radiologic findings on diagnostic imaging of kidney
Long Description:Abnormal radiologic findings on diagnostic imaging of kidney

Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging and in function studies, without diagnosis (R90-R94)
      • Abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of body structures (R93)

R93.42 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of abnormal radiologic findings on diagnostic imaging of kidney. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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.

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 Abnormal radiologic findings on diagnostic imaging of kidney

Non-specific codes like R93.42 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 abnormal radiologic findings on diagnostic imaging of kidney:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R93.421 for Abnormal radiologic findings on diagnostic imaging of right kidney
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R93.422 for Abnormal radiologic findings on diagnostic imaging of left kidney
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R93.429 for Abnormal radiologic findings on diagnostic imaging of unspecified kidney

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 R93.42 are found in the index:

Code History

  • 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