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ICD-10-CM Code K55.0
Acute vascular disorders of intestine

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

K55.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of acute vascular disorders of intestine. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code K550 is used to code Omental infarction

omental infarction, or omental torsion, is an acute vascular disorder which compromises tissue of the greater omentum – the largest peritoneal fold in the abdomen.

Specialty: Gastroenterology
MeSH Code: D015436
ICD 9 Code: 557.0
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for K55.0 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.
Acute fulminant ischemic colitis
Acute intestinal infarction
Acute small intestine ischemia
Infarction of appendices epiploicae
Mesenteric (artery) (vein) embolism
Mesenteric (artery) (vein) infarction
Mesenteric (artery) (vein) thrombosis
Necrosis of intestine
Subacute ischemic colitis

MS-DRG Mapping

  • 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.
  • DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Acute ischemic enterocolitis (disorder)
  • Embolic mesenteric infarction (disorder)
  • Thrombotic mesenteric infarction (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K55.0 - Acute vascular disorders of intestine'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K55.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Acute vascular insufficiency of intestine (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 557.0 was previously used, K55.0 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: K55 - Vascular disorders of intestine

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