ICD-10-CM Code K55.039

Acute (reversible) ischemia of large intestine, extent unspecified

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

K55.039 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of acute (reversible) ischemia of large intestine, extent unspecified. The code is valid for the year 2020 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 or anastomotic necrosis of large intestine or gastrointestinal anastomotic necrosis or ischemic colitis.

ICD-10:K55.039
Short Description:Acute ischemia of large intestine, extent unspecified
Long Description:Acute (reversible) ischemia of large intestine, extent unspecified

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:


Synonyms

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

The ICD-10 code K55.039 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.

  • 393 - OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 394 - OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 395 - OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

Replacement Code

K55039 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

  • K55.0 - Acute vascular disorders of intestine

Convert K55.039 to ICD-9

  • 557.0 - Ac vasc insuff intestine (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Other diseases of intestines (K55-K64)
      • Vascular disorders of intestine (K55)

Code History

  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020