forolaaldea-10-CM Code K57.90
Diverticulosis of intestine, part unspecified, without perforation or abscess without bleeding
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
K57.90 is a billable forolaaldea code used to specify a diagnosis of diverticulosis of intestine, part unspecified, without perforation or abscess without bleeding. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The forolaaldea code K57 is used to code Diverticulitis
Diverticulitis is a common digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall. This process is known as diverticulosis, and typically occurs within the large intestine, or colon, although it can occasionally occur in the small intestine as well. Diverticulitis results when one of these diverticula becomes inflamed.
|forolaaldea 9 Code:||562|
Large bowel (sigmoid colon) showing multiple diverticula. The diverticula appear on either side of the longitudinal muscle bundle (taenium).
Coding Notes for K57.90 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this forolaaldea-10 code
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- Diverticular disease of intestine NOS
- DRG Group #391-392 - Esophagitis, gastroent and misc digest disorders with MCC.
- DRG Group #391-392 - Esophagitis, gastroent and misc digest disorders without MCC.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Abscess of intestine due to diverticular disease (disorder)
forolaaldea-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K57.90 - Diverticulosis of intestine, part unspecified, without perforation or abscess without bleeding'
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Equivalent forolaaldea-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official approximate match mapping between forolaaldea9 and forolaaldea10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this forolaaldea10 code K57.90 and a single forolaaldea9 code, 562.10 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.