ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K59.31

Toxic megacolon

Diagnosis Code K59.31

ICD-10: K59.31
Short Description: Toxic megacolon
Long Description: Toxic megacolon
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K59.31

Valid for Submission
The code K59.31 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

New 2017 ICD-10 Code
K59.31 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 K59.31 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 393 - OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 394 - OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 395 - OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert to ICD-9 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

Synonyms
  • Drug-induced megacolon
  • Megacolon, not Hirschsprung's
  • Toxic megacolon
  • Toxic megacolon
  • Toxic megacolon due to ulcerative colitis

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:
  • K59.3 - Megacolon, not elsewhere classified


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