ICD-10-CM Code K81
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 K81 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of K81 that describes the diagnosis 'cholecystitis' in more detail.
The ICD code K81 is used to code Cholecystitis
Cholecystitis (Greek, -cholecyst, "gallbladder", combined with the suffix -itis, "inflammation") is inflammation of the gallbladder. Although most people with gallstones do not have symptoms and will not go on to develop cholecystitis, cholecystitis occurs most commonly due to blockage of the cystic duct with gallstones (cholelithiasis). This blockage causes a buildup of bile in the gallbladder and increased pressure within the gallbladder, leading to right upper abdominal pain. Concentrated bile, pressure, and sometimes bacterial infection irritate and damage the gallbladder wall, causing inflammation and swelling of the gallbladder. Inflammation and swelling of the gallbladder can reduce normal blood flow to areas of the gallbladder, which can lead to cell death due to inadequate oxygen.
|MeSH Codes:||D002764, D002764|
|ICD 9 Codes:||575.0, 575.1|
Cholecystitis develops when the gallbladder becomes inflamed.
Coding Notes for K81 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."
- Cholecystitis with cholelithiasis - instead, use code K80.-
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K81 - Cholecystitis'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K81. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.