ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K59.04

Chronic idiopathic constipation

Diagnosis Code K59.04

ICD-10: K59.04
Short Description: Chronic idiopathic constipation
Long Description: Chronic idiopathic constipation
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K59.04

Valid for Submission
The code K59.04 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

New 2017 ICD-10 Code
K59.04 is new to ICD-10 code set for the FY 2017, effective October 1, 2016.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Other diseases of intestines (K55-K64)
      • Other functional intestinal disorders (K59)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code K59.04 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 391 - ESOPHAGITIS, GASTROENTERITIS AND MISCELLANEOUS DIGESTIVE DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 392 - ESOPHAGITIS, GASTROENTERISTIS AND MISCELLANEOUS DIGESTIVE DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code K59.04 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Replacement Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplacement Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2016. This is a new and revised code for the FY 2017 (October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017).

This code replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s) listed below:
  • K59.09 - Other constipation


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