ICD-10-CM Code K57.21
Diverticulitis of large intestine with perforation and abscess with bleeding
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
K57.21 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of diverticulitis of large intestine with perforation and abscess with bleeding. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
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).
- DRG Group #377-379 - G.i. hemorrhage with MCC.
- DRG Group #377-379 - G.i. hemorrhage with CC.
- DRG Group #377-379 - G.i. hemorrhage without CC or MCC.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K57.21 - Diverticulitis of large intestine with perforation and abscess with bleeding'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Codes GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
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 K57.21 and a single ICD9 code, 569.5 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.