Not Valid for Submission
K60 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of fissure and fistula of anal and rectal regions. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.
Specific Coding for Fissure and fistula of anal and rectal regions
Non-specific codes like K60 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for fissure and fistula of anal and rectal regions:
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 K60:
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.
- fissure and fistula of anal and rectal regions with abscess or cellulitis K61
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.
- anal sphincter tear healed nontraumatic old K62.81
Information for Patients
Also called: Anorectal diseases
The anus is the opening of the rectum through which stool passes out of your body. Problems with the anus are common. They include hemorrhoids, abscesses, fissures (cracks), and cancer.
You may be embarrassed to talk about your anal troubles. But it is important to let your doctor know, especially if you have pain or bleeding. The more details you can give about your problem, the better your doctor will be able to help you. Treatments vary depending on the particular problem.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- Anal fissure (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Anal itching -- self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Anorectal abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Anoscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Digital rectal exam (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Imperforate anus (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
- Perianal streptococcal cellulitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
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