ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K56.51

Intestinal adhesions [bands], with partial obstruction

Diagnosis Code K56.51

ICD-10: K56.51
Short Description: Intestinal adhesions [bands], with partial obstruction
Long Description: Intestinal adhesions [bands], with partial obstruction
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K56.51

Valid for Submission
The code K56.51 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

New 2018 ICD-10 Code
K56.51 is new to ICD-10 code set for the FY 2018, effective October 1, 2017.

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

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code K56.51 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

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

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Replacement Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplacement Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2017. This is a new and revised code for the FY 2018 (October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018).

This code replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s) listed below:
  • K56.5 - Intestinal adhesions w obst (postprocedural) (postinfection)
  • K56.5 - Intestinal adhesions with obstruction (postinfection)


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