ICD-10-CM Code K57.1
Diverticular disease of small intestine without perforation or abscess
Non-Billable CodeNon-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 Code K57.1 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of K57.1 that describes the diagnosis 'diverticular disease of sm int w/o perforation or abscess' in more detail.
- K57.1 Diverticular disease of small intestine without perforation or abscess NON-BILLABLE
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.
|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 K57.1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Diverticular disease of both small and large intestine without perforation or abscess - instead, use code K57.5-
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K57.1 - Diverticular disease of small intestine without perforation or abscess'
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