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ICD-10-CM Code K56.7
Ileus, unspecified

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

K56.7 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of ileus, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code K567 is used to code Ileus

Ileus (/ˈɪliəs/; from Greek εἰλεός eileós, "intestinal obstruction") is a disruption of the normal propulsive ability of the gastrointestinal tract. Although ileus originally referred to any lack of digestive propulsion, including bowel obstruction, up-to-date medical usage restricts its meaning to those disruptions caused by the failure of peristalsis, rather than by mechanical obstruction. Although certain older terms such as gallstone ileus and meconium ileus persist in usage, they are now misnomers (which does not mean that they are incorrect or obsolete, but rather that they are known to not sound like what they really are).

Specialty: General Surgery
MeSH Codes: D045823, D045823, D045823, D045823, D045823
ICD 9 Codes: 537.2, 560.1, 560.31, 777.1, 777.4

A gangrenous ileus

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for K56.7 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Obstructive ileus - instead, use code K56.69

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 'K56.7 - Ileus, unspecified'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K56.7. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Ileus(bowel) (colon) (inhibitory) (intestine) (K56.7)

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Paralytic ileus (approximate match)

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 K56.7 and a single ICD9 code, 560.1 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


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

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