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ICD-10-CM Code K57.2
Diverticulitis of large intestine with perforation and abscess

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 K57.2 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the two child codes of K57.2 that describes the diagnosis 'diverticulitis of large intestine w perforation and abscess' 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 K57.2 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.
Diverticulitis of colon with peritonitis
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."
Diverticulitis of both small and large intestine with perforation and abscess - instead, use code K57.4-

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Diverticulitis of colon with perforation (disorder)

Parent Code: K57 - Diverticular disease of intestine

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