2022 ICD-10-CM Code K52

Other and unspecified noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:K52
Short Description:Other and unsp noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis
Long Description:Other and unspecified noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Noninfective enteritis and colitis (K50-K52)
      • Other and unsp noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis (K52)

K52 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other and unspecified noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like K52 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.

Specific Coding for Other and unsp noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis

Non-specific codes like K52 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for other and unsp noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K52.0 for Gastroenteritis and colitis due to radiation
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K52.1 for Toxic gastroenteritis and colitis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - K52.2 for Allergic and dietetic gastroenteritis and colitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K52.21 for Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K52.22 for Food protein-induced enteropathy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K52.29 for Other allergic and dietetic gastroenteritis and colitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K52.3 for Indeterminate colitis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - K52.8 for Other specified noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K52.81 for Eosinophilic gastritis or gastroenteritis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K52.82 for Eosinophilic colitis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - K52.83 for Microscopic colitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K52.89 for Other specified noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K52.9 for Noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis, unspecified

Information for Patients


Digestive Diseases

When you eat, your body breaks food down to a form it can use to build and nourish cells and provide energy. This process is called digestion.

Your digestive system is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube. It runs from your mouth to your anus and includes your esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines. Your liver, gallbladder and pancreas are also involved. They produce juices to help digestion.

There are many types of digestive disorders. The symptoms vary widely depending on the problem. In general, you should see your doctor if you have

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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)