ICD-10-CM Code K36
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
K36 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other appendicitis. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code K36 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.
Coding Notes for K36 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.
- Chronic appendicitis
- Recurrent appendicitis
- DRG Group #393-395 - Other digestive system diagnoses with MCC.
- DRG Group #393-395 - Other digestive system diagnoses with CC.
- DRG Group #393-395 - Other digestive system diagnoses without CC or MCC.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K36 - Other appendicitis'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K36. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.
Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
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 542 was previously used, K36 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.