2022 ICD-10-CM Code K68.12

Psoas muscle abscess

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

ICD-10:K68.12
Short Description:Psoas muscle abscess
Long Description:Psoas muscle abscess

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Diseases of peritoneum and retroperitoneum (K65-K68)
      • Disorders of retroperitoneum (K68)

K68.12 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of psoas muscle abscess. The code K68.12 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code K68.12 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abscess iliopsoas non-tuberculous, abscess of hip, abscess of thigh, iliopsoas abscess, muscle abscess of thigh , retroperitoneal abscess, etc.

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 K68.12 are found in the index:

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

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Information for Patients


Abscess

An abscess is a pocket of pus. You can get an abscess almost anywhere in your body. When an area of your body becomes infected, your body's immune system tries to fight the infection. White blood cells go to the infected area, collect within the damaged tissue, and cause inflammation. During this process, pus forms. Pus is a mixture of living and dead white blood cells, germs, and dead tissue.

Bacteria, viruses, parasites and swallowed objects can all lead to abscesses. Skin abscesses are easy to detect. They are red, raised and painful. Abscesses inside your body may not be obvious and can damage organs, including the brain, lungs and others. Treatments include drainage and antibiotics.


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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)