Valid for Submission
K56.50 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of intestinal adhesions [bands], unspecified as to partial versus complete obstruction. The code K56.50 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 K56.50 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like colonic adhesions, intestinal adhesions with obstruction, kinking of colon co-occurrent and due to adhesions, large bowel adhesions, obstruction of large intestine co-occurrent and due to peritoneal adhesions , obstruction of small intestine co-occurrent and due to peritoneal adhesions, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like K56.50 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.
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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code K56.50:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Intestinal adhesions with obstruction NOS
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 K56.50 are found in the index:
- - Adhesions, adhesive (postinfective) - K66.0
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Colonic adhesions
- Intestinal adhesions with obstruction
- Kinking of colon co-occurrent and due to adhesions
- Large bowel adhesions
- Obstruction of large intestine co-occurrent and due to peritoneal adhesions
- Obstruction of small intestine co-occurrent and due to peritoneal adhesions
- Peritoneal adhesions with obstruction
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
K5650 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):
Convert K56.50 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code K56.50 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.