ICD-10-CM Code K05.0
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 K05.0 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the two child codes of K05.0 that describes the diagnosis 'acute gingivitis' in more detail.
The ICD code K050 is used to code Gingivitis
Gingivitis ("inflammation of the gum tissue") is a non-destructive periodontal disease. The most common form of gingivitis, and the most common form of periodontal disease overall, is in response to bacterial biofilms (also called plaque) adherent to tooth surfaces, termed plaque-induced gingivitis. Gingivitis is reversible with good oral hygiene. However, in the absence of treatment, or if not controlled, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, where the inflammation results in tissue destruction and alveolar bone resorption, which can ultimately lead to tooth loss.
|MeSH Codes:||D005891, D005891|
|ICD 9 Codes:||523.0, 523.1|
A case of gingivitis
Coding Notes for K05.0 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis - instead, use code A69.1
- Herpesviral [herpes simplex] gingivostomatitis - instead, use code B00.2
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K05.0 - Acute gingivitis'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K05.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.