ICD-10-CM Code K66.1
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
K66.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of hemoperitoneum. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code K661 is used to code Hemoperitoneum
Hemoperitoneum (sometimes also hematoperitoneum) is the presence of blood in the peritoneal cavity. The blood accumulates in the space between the inner lining of the abdominal wall and the internal abdominal organs. Hemoperitoneum is generally classified as a surgical emergency; in most cases, urgent laparotomy is needed to identify and control the source of the bleeding. In selected cases, careful observation may be permissible. The abdominal cavity is highly distensible and may easily hold greater than five liters of blood, or more than the entire circulating blood volume for an average-sized individual. Therefore, large-scale or rapid blood loss into the abdomen will reliably induce hemorrhagic shock and, if untreated, may rapidly lead to death.
|ICD 9 Code:||568.81|
Coding Notes for K66.1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Traumatic hemoperitoneum - instead, use code S36.8-
- DRG Group #393-395 - Other digestive system diagnoses with MCC.
- DRG Group #393-395 - Other digestive system diagnoses with CC.
- DRG Group #393-395 - Other digestive system diagnoses without CC or MCC.
- DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Perinephric hematoma (disorder)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K66.1 - Hemoperitoneum'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 568.81 was previously used, K66.1 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.