ICD-10-CM Code K59.0
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 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.
|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
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.