ICD-10-CM Code K56.601

Complete intestinal obstruction, unspecified as to cause

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

K56.601 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of complete intestinal obstruction, unspecified as to cause. The code is valid for the year 2020 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 or complete obstruction of intestine or obstruction of colon.

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

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:


Synonyms

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

  • Complete obstruction of colon
  • Complete obstruction of intestine
  • Obstruction of colon

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code K56.601 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are 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).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.

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

Replacement Code

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

  • K56.60 - Unspecified intestinal obstruction

Convert K56.601 to ICD-9

  • 560.9 - Intestinal obstruct NOS (Approximate Flag)

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