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.
Nephrolithiasis 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.
Nephrolithiasis Definition and Symptoms
Nephrolithiasis is more commonly known as a kidney stone. A kidney stone is a solid mass made up of very small crystals that is stuck in the urinary tract. You can have multiple kidney stones at the same time. Symptoms include severe pain the back, painful urination, pink or brown urine, foul smelling urine, nausea, vomiting, the persistent urge to urinate, urinating more than normal, and fever and chills if infection is present.