Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 788.0
Renal colic
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 788.0 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 788.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Renal colic (pain from kidney stone)
  • Ureteral colic
  • Ureteric colic
Applies To
  • Colic (recurrent) of:
    • kidney
    • ureter
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 788.0 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM N23 Unspecified renal colic
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 788.0:
  • Colic (recurrent) 789.7
    • kidney 788.0
    • nephritic 788.0
    • renal 788.0
    • ureter 788.0
  • Nephralgia 788.0
  • Neuralgia, neuralgic (acute) (see also Neuritis) 729.2
    • kidney 788.0
  • Pain(s) (see also Painful) 780.96
    • kidney 788.0
    • ureter 788.0
    • urinary (organ) (system) 788.0
  • Ureteralgia 788.0
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 788.0 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2014 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.