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ICD-10 Code for End stage renal disease

N18.6

ICD-10 code N18.6 for End stage renal disease is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range - Diseases of the genitourinary system .

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Coding
Official Long Descriptor
End stage renal disease
Chronic kidney disease requiring chronic dialysis
Use additional code to identify dialysis status (Z99.2)

N18

Code first any associated:
diabetic chronic kidney disease (E08.22, E09.22, E10.22, E11.22, E13.22)
hypertensive chronic kidney disease (I12.-, I13.-)

Use additional code to identify kidney transplant status, if applicable, (Z94.0)

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Chapter Specific Coding Guidelines
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ICD-9-CM↔ICD-10-CM
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