ICD-10-CM Code K02.5
Dental caries on pit and fissure surface
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 K02.5 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of K02.5 that describes the diagnosis 'dental caries on pit and fissure surface' in more detail.
- K02.5 Dental caries on pit and fissure surface NON-BILLABLE
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 K02.5 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
- Dental caries on chewing surface of tooth
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K02.5 - Dental caries on pit and fissure surface'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K02.5. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.