Valid for Submission
K56.7 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of ileus, unspecified. The code K56.7 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 K56.7 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like drug-induced ileus, infection-induced ileus, intestinal obstruction co-occurrent and due to decreased peristalsis or metabolic ileus.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like K56.7 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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code K56.7:
Type 1 ExcludesType 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- obstructive ileus K56.69
Type 2 ExcludesType 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
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 K56.7 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Drug-induced ileus
- Infection-induced ileus
- Intestinal obstruction co-occurrent and due to decreased peristalsis
- Metabolic ileus
- MECONIUM ILEUS-. intestinal obstruction caused by congealed meconium in the distal ileum and cecum. it presents shortly after birth as a failure to pass meconium and frequently occurs in infants with cystic fibrosis.
- INTESTINAL PSEUDO OBSTRUCTION-. a type of ileus a functional not mechanical obstruction of the intestines. this syndrome is caused by a large number of disorders involving the smooth muscles muscle smooth or the nervous system.
- ILEUS-. a condition caused by the lack of intestinal peristalsis or intestinal motility without any mechanical obstruction. this interference of the flow of intestinal contents often leads to intestinal obstruction. ileus may be classified into postoperative inflammatory metabolic neurogenic and drug induced.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert K56.7 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code K56.7 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.
Information for Patients
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.
- Severe abdominal pain or cramping
- Loud bowel sounds
- Swelling of the abdomen
- Inability to pass gas
A complete intestinal obstruction is a medical emergency. It often requires surgery.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
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