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ICD-10-CM Code K04.0

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

K04.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of pulpitis. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code K040 is used to code Pulpitis

Pulpitis is inflammation of dental pulp tissue. The pulp contains the blood vessels the nerves and connective tissue inside a tooth and provides the tooth’s blood and nutrients. Pulpitis is mainly caused by bacteria infection which itself is a secondary development of caries (tooth decay). It manifests itself in the form of a toothache.

Specialty: Gastroenterology
MeSH Code: D011671
ICD 9 Code: 522.0
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for K04.0 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion 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.
Acute pulpitis
Chronic (hyperplastic) (ulcerative) pulpitis
Irreversible pulpitis
Reversible pulpitis

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #011-013 - Tracheostomy for face, mouth and neck diagnoses with MCC.
  • DRG Group #011-013 - Tracheostomy for face, mouth and neck diagnoses with CC.
  • DRG Group #011-013 - Tracheostomy for face, mouth and neck diagnoses without CC or MCC.
  • DRG Group #157-159 - Dental and oral diseases with MCC.
  • DRG Group #157-159 - Dental and oral diseases with CC.
  • DRG Group #157-159 - Dental and oral diseases without CC or MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Pulpal abscess (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K04.0 - Pulpitis'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K04.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Pulpitis(acute) (anachoretic) (chronic) (hyperplastic) (irreversible) (putrescent) (reversible) (suppurative) (ulcerative) (K04.0)
Odontomyelitis(closed) (open) (K04.0)
Endodontitis (K04.0)


Pulpitis (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 522.0 was previously used, K04.0 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: K04 - Diseases of pulp and periapical tissues

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