Valid for Submission
K55.051 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of focal (segmental) acute (reversible) ischemia of intestine, part unspecified. The code K55.051 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like K55.051 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 K55.051 are found in the index:
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
K55051 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):
Convert K55.051 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code K55.051 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.