ICD-10 Code K56.49

Other impaction of intestine

Version 2019 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

K56.49 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other impaction of intestine. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10: K56.49
Short Description:Other impaction of intestine
Long Description:Other impaction of intestine

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Other diseases of intestines (K55-K64)
      • Paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia (K56)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (first year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA mandated code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • 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

Information for Medical Professionals

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). The diagnosis code K56.49 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2019.

  • 388 - G.I. OBSTRUCTION WITH MCC
  • 389 - G.I. OBSTRUCTION WITH CC
  • 390 - G.I. OBSTRUCTION WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert K56.49 to ICD-9

The following crosswalk between ICD-10 to ICD-9 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • 560.30 - Impaction intestine NOS (Approximate Flag)
  • 560.39 - Impaction intestine NEC

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Calculus of bowel segments after urinary diversion
  • Complication of internal anastomosis
  • Complication of internal anastomosis AND/OR bypass of urinary tract including that involving intestinal tract
  • Concretion of intestine
  • Impaction of cecum
  • Impaction of colon
  • Impaction of intestine
  • Impaction of intestine
  • Impaction of large intestine
  • Impaction of large intestine caused by foreign body
  • Obstructive ileus of small intestine with impaction
  • Typhlolithiasis

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 K56.49 are found in the index:


Information for Patients


Intestinal Obstruction

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.

Symptoms include

  • Severe abdominal pain or cramping
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Loud bowel sounds
  • Swelling of the abdomen
  • Inability to pass gas
  • Constipation

A complete intestinal obstruction is a medical emergency. It often requires surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Intestinal obstruction (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Intestinal obstruction repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Intestinal or bowel obstruction - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Intussusception - children (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Small bowel resection (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.