2022 ICD-10-CM Code K38.0

Hyperplasia of appendix

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

ICD-10:K38.0
Short Description:Hyperplasia of appendix
Long Description:Hyperplasia of appendix

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Diseases of appendix (K35-K38)
      • Other diseases of appendix (K38)

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:

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

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Information for Patients


Colonic Diseases

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

Treatment for colonic diseases varies greatly depending on the disease and its severity. Treatment may involve diet, medicines and in some cases, surgery.

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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)