2021 ICD-10-CM Code K63

Other diseases of intestine

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

K63 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other diseases of intestine. 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.

ICD-10:K63
Short Description:Other diseases of intestine
Long Description:Other diseases of intestine

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Other diseases of intestine

Non-specific codes like K63 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 other diseases of intestine:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K63.0 for Abscess of intestine
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K63.1 for Perforation of intestine (nontraumatic)
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K63.2 for Fistula of intestine
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K63.3 for Ulcer of intestine
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K63.4 for Enteroptosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K63.5 for Polyp of colon
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - K63.8 for Other specified diseases of intestine
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K63.81 for Dieulafoy lesion of intestine
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K63.89 for Other specified diseases of intestine
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use K63.9 for Disease of intestine, unspecified

Information for Patients


Colonic Diseases

Also called: Large intestine diseases

Your colon, also known as the large intestine, is part of your digestive system. It's a long, hollow tube at the end of your digestive tract where your body makes and stores stool. Many disorders affect the colon's ability to work properly. Some of these include

Treatment for colonic diseases varies greatly depending on the disease and its severity. Treatment may involve diet, medicines and in some cases, surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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Small Intestine Disorders

Your small intestine is the longest part of your digestive system - about twenty feet long! It connects your stomach to your large intestine (or colon) and folds many times to fit inside your abdomen. Your small intestine does most of the digesting of the foods you eat. It has three areas called the duodenum, the ileum, and the jejunum.

Problems with the small intestine can include:

Treatment of disorders of the small intestine depends on the cause.


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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
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)