Billable Medical Code for Acute Kidney Failure, Unspecified

Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 584.9

Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 584.9.

The Short Description Is: Acute kidney failure NOS.

Known As

Acute renal failure is also known as acute ischemic renal failure, acute nontraumatic kidney injury, acute on chronic renal failure, acute renal failure, acute renal failure due to ace inhibitor, acute renal failure due to angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor (disorder), acute renal failure due to contrast agent, acute renal failure due to ischemia, acute renal failure due to obstruction, acute renal failure from obstruction, acute renal failure on dialysis, acute renal failure syndrome, acute with chronic renal failure, acute-on-chronic renal failure, injury kidney nontraumatic acute, nontraumatic acute kidney injury, renal failure (ARF) acute on chronic, renal failure (ARF) acute ACE I-induced, and renal failure (ARF) acute ischemic. This excludes traumatic kidney injury (866.00-866.13). This applies to acute kidney injury (nontraumatic).

Acute Renal Failure Definition and Symptoms

Acute renal failure is kidney failure that develops rapidly over a few hours of a few days. Symptoms of acute renal failure include drowsiness, fatigue, nausea, seizure, chest pain and pressure, fluid retention that causes swelling in the lower extremities, and shortness of breath. Some of the most common causes of kidney failure are heart attack, liver failure, blood pressure medication, and a massive blood or fluid loss.