Valid for Submission
K38.0 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of hyperplasia of appendix. The code K38.0 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code K38.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like hyperplasia of appendix, hyperplastic polyp of appendix, hyperplastic polyp of intestine, hyperplastic polyp of large intestine or lymphoid hyperplasia of appendix.
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code K38.0 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Hyperplasia of appendix
- Hyperplastic polyp of appendix
- Hyperplastic polyp of intestine
- Hyperplastic polyp of large intestine
- Lymphoid hyperplasia of appendix
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|393||OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH MCC||06||1.6536|
|394||OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH CC||06||0.9386|
|395||OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC||06||0.6497|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
Convert K38.0 to ICD-9 Code
Information for Patients
Your colon, also known as the large intestine, is part of your digestive system. It's a long, hollow tube at the end of your digestive tract where your body makes and stores stool. Many disorders affect the colon's ability to work properly. Some of these include
- Colorectal cancer
- Colonic polyps - extra tissue growing in the colon that can become cancerous
- Ulcerative colitis - ulcers of the colon and rectum
- Diverticulitis - inflammation or infection of pouches in the colon
- Irritable bowel syndrome - an uncomfortable condition causing abdominal cramping and other symptoms
Treatment for colonic diseases varies greatly depending on the disease and its severity. Treatment may involve diet, medicines and in some cases, surgery.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
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