ICD-10 Codes for Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
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When your kidneys stop working suddenly, over a very short period of time (usually two days or less), it is called acute kidney injury (AKI). AKI is sometimes called acute kidney failure or acute renal failure. It is very serious and requires immediate treatment. Unlike kidney failure that results from kidney damage that gets worse slowly, AKI is often reversible if it is found and treated quickly.
If you were healthy before your kidneys suddenly failed and you were treated for AKI right away, your kidneys may work normally or almost normally after your AKI is treated. Some people have lasting kidney damage after AKI. This is called chronic kidney disease, and it could lead to kidney failure if steps are not taken to prevent the kidney damage from getting worse.
SYMPTOMS OF AKI
TREATMENT FOR AKI
The table below includes the most commonly used ICD-10 codes for AKI:
|ICD-10 Chapter||Codes||Code Description|
|14||N17.0||Acute kidney failure with tubular necrosis|
|14||N17.1||Acute kidney failure with acute cortical necrosis|
|14||N17.2||Acute kidney failure with medullary necrosis|
|14||N17.8||Other acute kidney failure|
|14||N17.9||Acute kidney failure, unspecified|
|15||O90.4||Postpartum acute kidney failure|
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