Valid for Submission
K82.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of disease of gallbladder, unspecified. The code K82.9 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 K82.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like disorder of gallbladder, finding of sensation of gallbladder, gallbladder pain or gallbladder problem.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like K82.9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
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 K82.9 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:
- Disorder of gallbladder
- Finding of sensation of gallbladder
- Gallbladder pain
- Gallbladder problem
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|444||DISORDERS OF THE BILIARY TRACT WITH MCC||07||1.6688|
|445||DISORDERS OF THE BILIARY TRACT WITH CC||07||1.0768|
|446||DISORDERS OF THE BILIARY TRACT WITHOUT CC/MCC||07||0.8162|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
Convert K82.9 to ICD-9 Code
Information for Patients
Your gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ under your liver. It stores bile, a fluid made by your liver to digest fat. As your stomach and intestines digest food, your gallbladder releases bile through a tube called the common bile duct. The duct connects your gallbladder and liver to your small intestine.
Your gallbladder is most likely to give you trouble if something blocks the flow of bile through the bile ducts. That is usually a gallstone. Gallstones form when substances in bile harden. Rarely, you can also get cancer in your gallbladder.
Many gallbladder problems get better with removal of the gallbladder. Fortunately, you can live without a gallbladder. Bile has other ways of reaching your small intestine.
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