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ICD-10-CM Code R10.0
Acute abdomen

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

R10.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of acute abdomen. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code R100 is used to code Acute abdomen

The term acute abdomen refers to a sudden, severe abdominal pain of unclear etiology that is less than 24 hours in duration. It is in many cases a medical emergency, requiring urgent and specific diagnosis. Several causes need surgical treatment.

MeSH Code: D000006
ICD 9 Code: 789.0
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for R10.0 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.
Severe abdominal pain (generalized) (with abdominal rigidity)
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."
Abdominal rigidity NOS - instead, use code R19.3
Generalized abdominal pain NOS - instead, use code R10.84
Localized abdominal pain (R10.1-R10.3-) - instead, use code R10.1-

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.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R10.0 - Acute abdomen'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R10.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Abdominal pain, unspecified site (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code R10.0 and a single ICD9 code, 789.00 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: R10 - Abdominal and pelvic pain

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