2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N15.0

Balkan nephropathy

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • N15.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM N15.0 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of N15.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 N15.0 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Balkan endemic nephropathy
The following code(s) above N15.0 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 N15.0:
  • N00-N99
    2020 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
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range N10-N16

    Renal tubulo-interstitial diseases

    Includes
    • pyelonephritis
    Type 1 Excludes
    • pyeloureteritis cystica (N28.85)
    Renal tubulo-interstitial diseases
Clinical Information
  • A chronic tubulointerstitial nephropathy that affects people in certain rural areas along the danube river in the balkans. It leads to end-stage renal disease.
  • A form of chronic interstitial nephritis that is endemic to limited areas of bulgaria, the former yugoslavia, and romania. It is characterized by a progressive shrinking of the kidneys that is often associated with uroepithelial tumors.
ICD-10-CM N15.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 698 Other kidney and urinary tract diagnoses with mcc
  • 699 Other kidney and urinary tract diagnoses with cc
  • 700 Other kidney and urinary tract diagnoses without cc/mcc

Convert N15.0 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to N15.0:
  • Nephritis, nephritic (albuminuric) (azotemic) (congenital) (disseminated) (epithelial) (familial) (focal) (granulomatous) (hemorrhagic) (infantile) (nonsuppurative, excretory) (uremic) N05.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N05.9

    Unspecified nephritic syndrome with unspecified morphologic changes

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • Balkan N15.0 (endemic)
  • Nephropathy N28.9
    - see also Nephritis
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N28.9

    Disorder of kidney and ureter, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Nephropathy NOS
    • Renal disease (acute) NOS
    • Renal insufficiency (acute)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • chronic renal insufficiency (N18.9)
    • unspecified nephritic syndrome (N05.-)
    • Balkan N15.0 (endemic)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To N15.0
N13.739 …… unspecified
N13.8 Other obstructive and reflux uropathy
N13.9 Obstructive and reflux uropathy, unspecified
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

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.