ICD-10-CM Code K83.0

Cholangitis

Version 2020 Replaced Code Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

K83.0 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of cholangitis. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:K83.0
Short Description:Cholangitis
Long Description:Cholangitis

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

  • K83.01 - Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • K83.09 - Other cholangitis

Replaced Code

This code was replaced in the 2020 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2019. This code was replaced for the FY 2020 (October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020).

  • K83.01 - Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • K83.09 - Other cholangitis

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 K83.0:

Type 1 Excludes

Type 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.
  • cholangitic liver abscess K75.0
  • cholangitis with choledocholithiasis K80.3 K80.4

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
  • chronic nonsuppurative destructive cholangitis K74.3
  • primary biliary cholangitis K74.3
  • primary biliary cirrhosis K74.3

Clinical Information

  • CHOLANGITIS-. inflammation of the biliary ductal system bile ducts; intrahepatic extrahepatic or both.
  • LIVER CIRRHOSIS BILIARY-. fibrosis of the hepatic parenchyma due to obstruction of bile flow cholestasis in the intrahepatic or extrahepatic bile ducts bile ducts intrahepatic; bile ducts extrahepatic. primary biliary cholangitis involves the destruction of small intra hepatic bile ducts and bile secretion. secondary biliary cholangitis is produced by prolonged obstruction of large intrahepatic or extrahepatic bile ducts from a variety of causes.
  • CHOLANGITIS SCLEROSING-. chronic inflammatory disease of the biliary tract. it is characterized by fibrosis and hardening of the intrahepatic and extrahepatic biliary ductal systems leading to bile duct strictures cholestasis and eventual biliary cirrhosis.

Convert K83.0 to ICD-9

  • 576.1 - Cholangitis (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Disorders of gallbladder, biliary tract and pancreas (K80-K87)
      • Other diseases of biliary tract (K83)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - Code Deleted, 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


Bile Duct Diseases

Your liver makes a digestive juice called bile. Your gallbladder stores it between meals. When you eat, your gallbladder pushes the bile into tubes called bile ducts. They carry the bile to your small intestine. The bile helps break down fat. It also helps the liver get rid of toxins and wastes.

Different diseases can block the bile ducts and cause a problem with the flow of bile:

  • Gallstones, which can increase pressure in the gallbladder and cause a gallbladder attack. The pain usually lasts from one to several hours.
  • Cancer
  • Infections
  • Birth defects, such as biliary atresia. It is the most common reason for liver transplants in children in the United States.
  • Inflammation, which can cause scarring. Over time, this can lead to liver failure.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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