ICD-10-CM Code K35
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 K35 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of K35 that describes the diagnosis 'acute appendicitis' in more detail.
- K35 Acute appendicitis NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code K35 is used to code Appendicitis
Appendicitis (also called epityphlitis) is inflammation of the appendix. Appendicitis commonly presents with right iliac fossa abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and decreased appetite. However, one third to a half of persons do not have these typical signs and symptoms. Severe complications of a ruptured appendix include widespread, painful inflammation of the inner lining of the abdominal wall and sepsis.
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|ICD 9 Codes:||540, 541, 542, 543|
An acutely inflamed and enlarged appendix, sliced lengthwise.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K35 - Acute appendicitis'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K35. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.