Billable Medical Code for Calculus of Kidney
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 592.0
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 592.0.
Kidney stone is also known as calculus of kidney (kidney stone), calculus of kidney and ureter, hydronephrosis w renal and ureteral calculus obstruction, hydronephrosis with obstruction by stones, hydronephrosis with renal and ureteral calculous obstruction, kidney stone, nephrolithiasis, nephrolithiasis (kidney stones), renal calculus, renal calculus w ureteral calculus, staghorn calculus, and staghorn calculus (kidney stone). This excludes uric acid nephrolithiasis (274.11). This applies to nephrolithiasis NOS, renal calculus or stone, staghorn calculus, and stone in kidney.
Kidney Stone Definition and Symptoms
Kidney stones are hard deposits of mineral and acid salts that form in the kidneys and are passed through the urethra. Passing kidney stones can be and usually is extremely painful due to the shape and makeup of the stones. Symptoms of kidney stones are pain in the side and back, painful urination, pink or brown urine, foul smelling urine, nausea, persistent urge to urinate, an fever or chills if an infection is present.