Valid for Submission
K50.819 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of crohn's disease of both small and large intestine with unspecified complications. The code K50.819 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code K50.819 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like complication due to crohn's disease of large intestine, complication due to crohn's disease of small and large intestines or complication due to crohn's disease of small intestine.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like K50.819 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
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 K50.819 are found in the index:
- - Enteritis (acute) (diarrheal) (hemorrhagic) (noninfective) - K52.9
- - regional (of) - K50.90
- - large intestine (colon) (rectum) - K50.10
- - small intestine (duodenum) (ileum) (jejunum) - K50.00
- - regional (of) - K50.90
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Complication due to Crohn's disease of large intestine
- Complication due to Crohn's disease of small and large intestines
- Complication due to Crohn's disease of small intestine
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|385||INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE WITH MCC||06||1.6191|
|386||INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE WITH CC||06||0.9935|
|387||INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE WITHOUT CC/MCC||06||0.7135|
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 K50.819 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code K50.819 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Also called: Regional enteritis, Regional ileitis
Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. Crohn's can affect any area from the mouth to the anus. It often affects the lower part of the small intestine called the ileum.
The cause of Crohn's disease is unknown. It may be due to an abnormal reaction by the body's immune system. It also seems to run in some families. It most commonly starts between the ages of 13 and 30.
The most common symptoms are pain in the abdomen and diarrhea. Other symptoms include
- Bleeding from the rectum
- Weight loss
Your doctor will diagnose Crohn's disease with a physical exam, lab tests, imaging tests, and a colonoscopy.
Crohn's can cause complications, such as intestinal blockages, ulcers in the intestine, and problems getting enough nutrients. People with Crohn's can also have joint pain and skin problems. Children with the disease may have growth problems.
There is no cure for Crohn's. Treatment can help control symptoms, and may include medicines, nutrition supplements, and/or surgery. Some people have long periods of remission, when they are free of symptoms.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
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Crohn disease Crohn disease is a complex, long-lasting (chronic) disorder that primarily affects the digestive system. This condition involves an abnormal immune response that causes excess inflammation. It most often affects the intestinal walls, particularly in the lower part of the small intestine (the ileum) and portions of the large intestine (the colon). However, inflammation can occur in any part of the digestive system, from the mouth to the anus. The inflamed tissues become thick and swollen, and the inner surfaces of the digestive system may develop open sores (ulcers).Crohn disease most commonly appears in a person's late teens or twenties, although the disease can begin at any age. Signs and symptoms tend to flare up multiple times throughout life. The most common features of this condition are persistent diarrhea, abdominal pain and cramping, loss of appetite, weight loss, and fever. Some people with Crohn disease have blood in the stool from inflamed tissues in the intestine; over time, chronic bleeding can lead to a low number of red blood cells (anemia). In some cases, Crohn disease can also cause inflammation affecting the joints, eyes, or skin.Intestinal blockage is a common complication of Crohn disease. Blockages are caused by swelling or a buildup of scar tissue in the intestinal walls. Some affected individuals also develop fistulae, which are abnormal connections between the intestine and other tissues. Fistulae occur when ulcers break through the intestinal wall and passages form between loops of the intestine or between the intestine and nearby structures (such as the bladder, vagina, or skin).Crohn disease is one common form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Another type of IBD, ulcerative colitis, also causes chronic inflammation of the intestinal lining. Unlike Crohn disease, which can affect any part of the digestive system, ulcerative colitis typically causes inflammation only in the colon.
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