Valid for Submission
K51.40 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of inflammatory polyps of colon without complications. The code K51.40 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 K51.40 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like inflammatory fibroid polyp of large intestine, inflammatory fibroid polyposis of intestine, inflammatory polyposis of intestine, inflammatory polyps co-occurrent and due to inflammatory bowel disease or inflammatory pseudotumor of colon.
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code K51.40:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Inflammatory polyps of colon NOS
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 K51.40 are found in the index:
- - Inflammation, inflamed, inflammatory (with exudation)
- - polyp, colon - See Also: Polyp, colon, inflammatory; - K51.40
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Inflammatory fibroid polyp of large intestine
- Inflammatory fibroid polyposis of intestine
- Inflammatory polyposis of intestine
- Inflammatory polyps co-occurrent and due to inflammatory bowel disease
- Inflammatory pseudotumor of colon
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 K51.40 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code K51.40 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: Colitis, Distal colitis, Pancolitis, Ulcerative proctitis
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a disease that causes inflammation and sores, called ulcers, in the lining of the rectum and colon. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease.
UC can happen at any age, but it usually starts between the ages of 15 and 30. It tends to run in families. The most common symptoms are pain in the abdomen and blood or pus in diarrhea. Other symptoms may include
- Severe tiredness
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Bleeding from the rectum
- Sores on the skin
- Joint pain
- Growth failure in children
About half of people with UC have mild symptoms.
Doctors use blood tests, stool tests, colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy, and imaging tests to diagnose UC. Several types of drugs can help control it. Some people have long periods of remission, when they are free of symptoms. In severe cases, doctors must remove the colon.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
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