ICD-10-CM Code K38.8
Other specified diseases of appendix
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
K38.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other specified diseases of appendix. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code K388 is used to code Intussusception (medical disorder)
An intussusception is a medical condition in which a part of the intestine invaginates (folds into) into another section of intestine, similar to the way the parts of a collapsible telescope retract into one another. This can often result in an obstruction. The part that prolapses into the other is called the intussusceptum, and the part that receives it is called the intussuscepiens. Intussusception is a medical emergency and a patient should be seen immediately to reduce risk.
|Specialty:||Pediatrics, General Surgery|
|MeSH Codes:||D007443, D007443|
|ICD 9 Codes:||543.9, 560.0|
An intussuception as seen on CT
Coding Notes for K38.8 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.
- Intussusception of appendix
- 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 'K38.8 - Other specified diseases of appendix'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code K38.8 and a single ICD9 code, 543.9 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.