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ICD-10-CM Code K57
Diverticular disease of intestine

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code K57 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the eight child codes of K57 that describes the diagnosis 'diverticular disease of intestine' in more detail.


The ICD code K57 is used to code Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis is a common digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall. This process is known as diverticulosis, and typically occurs within the large intestine, or colon, although it can occasionally occur in the small intestine as well. Diverticulitis results when one of these diverticula becomes inflamed.

Specialty: General Surgery
MeSH Code: D004238
ICD 9 Code: 562

Large bowel (sigmoid colon) showing multiple diverticula. The diverticula appear on either side of the longitudinal muscle bundle (taenium).

Coding Notes for K57 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."
Congenital diverticulum of intestine - instead, use code Q43.8
Meckel's diverticulum - instead, use code Q43.0
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."
Diverticulum of appendix - instead, use code K38.2

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