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ICD-10-CM Code K56.2

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

K56.2 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of volvulus. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code K562 is used to code Volvulus

The term volvulus has its roots from medieval Latin "volvere"; which means "to roll".

Specialty: General Surgery
MeSH Codes: D045822, D045822
ICD 9 Codes: 537.3, 560.2

Coronal CT of the abdomen, demonstrating a volvulus as indicated by twisting of the bowel stock

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Coding Notes for K56.2 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.
Strangulation of colon or intestine
Torsion of colon or intestine
Twist of colon or intestine
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
Volvulus of duodenum - instead, use code K31.5

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #388-390 - G.i. obstruction with MCC.
  • DRG Group #388-390 - G.i. obstruction with CC.
  • DRG Group #388-390 - G.i. obstruction without CC or MCC.
  • DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K56.2 - Volvulus'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K56.2. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Volvulus(bowel) (colon) (duodenum) (intestine) (K56.2)
Volvulus(bowel) (colon) (duodenum) (intestine) (K56.2) +


Volvulus (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 560.2 was previously used, K56.2 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: K56 - Paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia

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