Valid for Submission
K63.5 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of polyp of colon. The code K63.5 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 K63.5 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like benign polyp of colon, cap polyp, familial multiple polyposis syndrome, hamartoma of intestine, hamartomatous polyp of large intestine , hyperplastic polyp of intestine, etc.
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 K63.5:
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.
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 K63.5 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:
- Benign polyp of colon
- Cap polyp
- Familial multiple polyposis syndrome
- Hamartoma of intestine
- Hamartomatous polyp of large intestine
- Hyperplastic polyp of intestine
- Hyperplastic polyp of large intestine
- Hyperplastic polyposis syndrome
- Juvenile polyposis syndrome
- Polyp of colon
- Polyp of descending colon
- Polyp of intestine
- Polyp of large intestine
- Polyp of splenic flexure of colon
- Polyp of transverse colon
- Serrated hyperplastic polyposis
- Serrated polyp of colon
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert K63.5 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code K63.5 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: Colon polyps
A polyp is an extra piece of tissue that grows inside your body. Colonic polyps grow in the large intestine, or colon. Most polyps are not dangerous. However, some polyps may turn into cancer or already be cancer. To be safe, doctors remove polyps and test them. Polyps can be removed when a doctor examines the inside of the large intestine during a colonoscopy.
Anyone can get polyps, but certain people are more likely than others. You may have a greater chance of getting polyps if you
- Are over age 50
- Have had polyps before
- Have a family member with polyps
- Have a family history of colon cancer
Most colon polyps do not cause symptoms. If you have symptoms, they may include blood on your underwear or on toilet paper after a bowel movement, blood in your stool, or constipation or diarrhea lasting more than a week.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- Colonoscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Colorectal polyps (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Large bowel resection (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
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