Valid for Submission
K56.41 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of fecal impaction. The code K56.41 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 K56.41 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bolus obstruction of intestine, fecal impaction, fecal impaction of colon, impaction of colon, impaction of intestine , impaction of large intestine, etc.
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 K56.41:
Type 1 ExcludesType 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
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 K56.41 are found in the index:
- - Fecalith (impaction) - K56.41
- - Stercolith (impaction) - K56.41
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Bolus obstruction of intestine
- Fecal impaction
- Fecal impaction of colon
- Impaction of colon
- Impaction of intestine
- Impaction of large intestine
- Inspissated stool syndrome
- FECAL IMPACTION-. formation of a firm impassable mass of stool in the rectum or distal colon.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
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Information for Patients
Also called: Bowel obstruction, Intestinal volvulus, Paralytic ileus
An intestinal obstruction occurs when food or stool cannot move through the intestines. The obstruction can be complete or partial. There are many causes. The most common are adhesions, hernias, cancers, and certain medicines.
- Severe abdominal pain or cramping
- Loud bowel sounds
- Swelling of the abdomen
- Inability to pass gas
A complete intestinal obstruction is a medical emergency. It often requires surgery.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
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