ICD-10-CM Code K82.A

Disorders of gallbladder in diseases classified elsewhere

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

K82.A is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of disorders of gallbladder in diseases classified elsewhere. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:K82.A
Short Description:Disorders of gallbladder in diseases classified elsewhere
Long Description:Disorders of gallbladder in diseases classified elsewhere

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • K82.A1 - Gangrene of gallbladder in cholecystitis
  • K82.A2 - Perforation of gallbladder in cholecystitis

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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code K82.A:

Code First

Code First
Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Disorders of gallbladder, biliary tract and pancreas (K80-K87)
      • Other diseases of gallbladder (K82)

Code History

  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Gallbladder Diseases

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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