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ICD-10-CM Code K56.5
Intestinal adhesions [bands] with obstruction (postprocedural) (postinfection)

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

K56.5 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of intestinal adhesions [bands] with obstruction (postprocedural) (postinfection). A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code K565 is used to code Adhesion (medicine)

Adhesions are fibrous bands that form between tissues and organs, often as a result of injury during surgery. They may be thought of as internal scar tissue that connects tissues not normally connected.

MeSH Codes: D000267, D000267
ICD 9 Codes: 560.81, 614.6

Adhesions after appendectomy

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Coding Notes for K56.5 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.
Abdominal hernia due to adhesions with obstruction
Peritoneal adhesions [bands] with intestinal obstruction (postprocedural) (postinfection)

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.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K56.5 - Intestinal adhesions [bands] with obstruction (postprocedural) (postinfection)'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K56.5. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Intestinal or peritoneal adhesions with obstruction (postoperative) (postinfection) (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 560.81 was previously used, K56.5 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

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

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