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ICD-10-CM Code K57.9
Diverticular disease of intestine, part unspecified, without perforation or 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 K57.9 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of K57.9 that describes the diagnosis 'diverticular disease of intest, part unsp, w/o perf or abscs' 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).

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K57.9 - Diverticular disease of intestine, part unspecified, without perforation or abscess'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K57.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Parent Code: K57 - Diverticular disease of intestine

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