2021 ICD-10-CM Code K56.601

Complete intestinal obstruction, unspecified as to cause

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

K56.601 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of complete intestinal obstruction, unspecified as to cause. The code K56.601 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 K56.601 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like complete obstruction of colon, complete obstruction of intestine, complete obstruction of lumen of small intestine or obstruction of colon.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like K56.601 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.

ICD-10:K56.601
Short Description:Complete intestinal obstruction, unspecified as to cause
Long Description:Complete intestinal obstruction, unspecified as to cause

Code Classification

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 K56.601 are found in the index:

Approximate Synonyms

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

Replacement Code

K56601 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

Convert K56.601 to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code K56.601 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.

Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018