Valid for Submission
K55.039 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of acute (reversible) ischemia of large intestine, extent unspecified. The code K55.039 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 K55.039 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute ischemic colitis, anastomotic necrosis of large intestine, gastrointestinal anastomotic necrosis or ischemic colitis.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like K55.039 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 K55.039 are found in the index:
- - Colitis (acute) (catarrhal) (chronic) (noninfective) (hemorrhagic) - See Also: Enteritis; - K52.9
- - Disease, diseased - See Also: Syndrome;
- - Embolism (multiple) (paradoxical) - I74.9
- - intestine (artery) (vein) (with gangrene) - See Also: Ischemia, intestine, acute; - K55.039
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Acute ischemic colitis
- Anastomotic necrosis of large intestine
- Gastrointestinal anastomotic necrosis
- Ischemic colitis
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.
K55039 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):
Convert K55.039 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code K55.039 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.