ICD-10-CM Code K02
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code K02 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the five child codes of K02 that describes the diagnosis 'dental caries' in more detail.
- K02 Dental caries NON-BILLABLE
- BILLABLE K02.3 caries
- K02.5 Dental caries NON-BILLABLE
- K02.6 Dental caries NON-BILLABLE
- BILLABLE K02.7 Dental caries
- BILLABLE K02.9 Dental
The ICD code K02 is used to code Dental caries
Dental caries, also known as tooth decay, cavities, or caries, is a breakdown of teeth due to activities of bacteria. The cavities may be a number of different colors from yellow to black. Symptoms may include pain and difficulty with eating. Complications may include inflammation of the tissue around the tooth, tooth loss, and infection or abscess formation.
|ICD 9 Code:||521.0|
Destruction of a tooth by dental caries. This type of decay is also known as root decay.
Coding Notes for K02 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Includes Notes:
IncludesIncludes notes further define, or give examples of, conditions included in the section.
- Dental cavities
- Tooth decay
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K02 - Dental caries'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K02. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.