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ICD-10-CM Code K91.2
Postsurgical malabsorption, not elsewhere classified

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

K91.2 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of postsurgical malabsorption, not elsewhere classified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code K912 is used to code Short bowel syndrome

Short bowel syndrome (SBS, also short gut syndrome or simply short gut) is a malabsorption disorder caused by the surgical removal of the small intestine, or rarely due to the complete dysfunction of a large segment of bowel. Most cases are acquired, although some children are born with a congenital short bowel. It usually does not develop unless more than two thirds of the small intestine have been removed. SBS has been designated a rare disease by the EMA, and is eligible for orphan drug designation according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). There are roughly 3,500 adults and 9,000 children with SBS in the USA alone.

Specialty: Gastroenterology
MeSH Code: D012778
ICD 9 Code: 579.3

Resected diseased ileum.

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for K91.2 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Postsurgical blind loop syndrome
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."
Malabsorption osteomalacia in adults - instead, use code M83.2
Malabsorption osteoporosis, postsurgical (M80.8-, M81.8) - instead, use code M80.8-

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #391-392 - Esophagitis, gastroent and misc digest disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #391-392 - Esophagitis, gastroent and misc digest disorders without MCC.
  • DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Postoperative blind loop syndrome (disorder)
  • Malnutrition following gastrointestinal surgery (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K91.2 - Postsurgical malabsorption, not elsewhere classified'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K91.2. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Other and unspecified postsurgical nonabsorption (exact match)

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 579.3 was previously used, K91.2 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: K91 - Intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of digestive system, not elsewhere classified

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