2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N15.9

Renal tubulo-interstitial disease, unspecified

Applicable To
  • Infection of kidney NOS
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as N15.9. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • urinary tract infection NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N39.0

    Urinary tract infection, site not specified

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • candidiasis of urinary tract (B37.4-)
    • neonatal urinary tract infection (P39.3)
    • urinary tract infection of specified site, such as:
    • cystitis (N30.-)
    • urethritis (N34.-)
    Use Additional
    • code (B95-B97), to identify infectious agent.
    N39.0
    )
The following code(s) above N15.9 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to N15.9:
  • N00-N99
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range N00-N99

    Diseases of the genitourinary system

    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the genitourinary system
  • N10-N16
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range N10-N16

    Renal tubulo-interstitial diseases

    Includes
    • pyelonephritis
    Type 1 Excludes
    • pyeloureteritis cystica (N28.85)
    Renal tubulo-interstitial diseases
Approximate Synonyms Clinical Information ICD-10-CM N15.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v35.0):

Convert N15.9 to ICD-9-CM

Code History

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to N15.9:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To N15.9
N14 Drug- and heavy-metal-induced tubulo-interstitial and tubular conditions
N14.0 Analgesic nephropathy
N14.1 Nephropathy induced by other drugs, medicaments and biological substances
N14.2 Nephropathy induced by unspecified drug, medicament or biological substance
N14.3 Nephropathy induced by heavy metals
N14.4 Toxic nephropathy, not elsewhere classified
N15 Other renal tubulo-interstitial diseases
N15.0 Balkan nephropathy
N15.1 Renal and perinephric abscess
N15.8 Other specified renal tubulo-interstitial diseases
N15.9 Renal tubulo-interstitial disease, unspecified
N16 Renal tubulo-interstitial disorders in diseases classified elsewhere
N17 Acute kidney failure
N17.0 Acute kidney failure with tubular necrosis
N17.1 Acute kidney failure with acute cortical necrosis
N17.2 Acute kidney failure with medullary necrosis
N17.8 Other acute kidney failure
N17.9 Acute kidney failure, unspecified
N18 Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
N18.1 Chronic kidney disease, stage 1
N18.2 Chronic kidney disease, stage 2 (mild)

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