Valid for Submission
R94.4 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of abnormal results of kidney function studies. The code R94.4 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 R94.4 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abnormal renal function, abnormal renin secretion, augmented renal clearance, creatinine clearance decreased, decreased renal clearance , decreased renal function, etc.
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.
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 the code R94.4:
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.
- Abnormal renal function test
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 R94.4 are found in the index:
- - Abnormal, abnormality, abnormalities - See Also: Anomaly;
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Abnormal renal function
- Abnormal renin secretion
- Augmented renal clearance
- Creatinine clearance decreased
- Decreased renal clearance
- Decreased renal function
- Decreased renin secretion
- Glomerular filtration rate decreased
- Increased renal clearance
- Increased renal function
- Increased renin secretion
- Renal function test borderline high
- Renal function test borderline low
- Renal function tests abnormal
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|695||KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS WITH MCC||11||1.1363|
|696||KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS WITHOUT MCC||11||0.6897|
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.
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Information for Patients
You have two kidneys, each about the size of your fist. They are near the middle of your back, just below the rib cage. Inside each kidney there are about a million tiny structures called nephrons. They filter your blood. They remove wastes and extra water, which become urine. The urine flows through tubes called ureters. It goes to your bladder, which stores the urine until you go to the bathroom.
Most kidney diseases attack the nephrons. This damage may leave kidneys unable to remove wastes. Causes can include genetic problems, injuries, or medicines. You have a higher risk of kidney disease if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or a close family member with kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease damages the nephrons slowly over several years. Other kidney problems include
Your doctor can do blood and urine tests to check if you have kidney disease. If your kidneys fail, you will need dialysis or a kidney transplant.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
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