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ICD-10-CM Code K59.0
Constipation

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 K59.0 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of K59.0 that describes the diagnosis 'constipation' in more detail.


The ICD code K590 is used to code Constipation

Constipation (also known as costiveness or dyschezia) refers to bowel movements that are infrequent or hard to pass. Constipation is a common cause of painful defecation. Severe constipation includes obstipation (failure to pass stools or gas) and fecal impaction, which can progress to bowel obstruction and become life-threatening.

Specialty: Gastroenterology
MeSH Code: D003248
ICD 9 Code: 564.0

Constipation in a young child as seen by X-ray. Circles represent areas of fecal matter (stool is opaque white surrounded by black bowel gas).

Coding Notes for K59.0 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."
Fecal impaction - instead, use code K56.41
Incomplete defecation - instead, use code R15.0

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K59.0 - Constipation'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K59.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Parent Code: K59 - Other functional intestinal disorders

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/K590