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ICD-10-CM Code K35.2
Acute appendicitis with generalized peritonitis

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

K35.2 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of acute appendicitis with generalized peritonitis. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


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.

Specialty: General Surgery
MeSH Codes: , , ,
ICD 9 Codes: 540, 541, 542, 543

An acutely inflamed and enlarged appendix, sliced lengthwise.

Coding Notes for K35.2 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.
Appendicitis (acute) with generalized (diffuse) peritonitis following rupture or perforation of appendix
Perforated appendix NOS
Ruptured appendix NOS

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #338-343 - Appendectomy with complicated principal diagnoses with MCC.
  • DRG Group #338-343 - Appendectomy with complicated principal diagnoses with CC.
  • DRG Group #338-343 - Appendectomy with complicated principal diagnoses without CC or MCC.
  • DRG Group #338-343 - Appendectomy without complicated principal diagnoses with MCC.
  • DRG Group #338-343 - Appendectomy without complicated principal diagnoses with CC.
  • DRG Group #338-343 - Appendectomy without complicated principal diagnoses without CC or MCC.
  • DRG Group #371-373 - Major gastrointestinal disorders and peritoneal infections with MCC.
  • DRG Group #371-373 - Major gastrointestinal disorders and peritoneal infections with CC.
  • DRG Group #371-373 - Major gastrointestinal disorders and peritoneal infections without CC or MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Acute appendicitis with generalized peritonitis (disorder)
  • Acute gangrenous appendicitis with perforation AND peritonitis (disorder)

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Acute appendicitis with generalized peritonitis (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 540.0 was previously used, K35.2 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


Parent Code: K35 - Acute appendicitis

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/K352