K63 - Other diseases of intestine

Version 2023
Short Description:Other diseases of intestine
Long Description:Other diseases of intestine
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Other diseases of intestines (K55-K64)
      • Other diseases of intestine (K63)

K63 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 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 2023 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 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

Patient Education

Colonic 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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