ICD-10-CM Code K83.01

Primary sclerosing cholangitis

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

K83.01 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of primary sclerosing cholangitis. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code K83.01 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like cirrhosis of liver with primary sclerosing cholangitis or primary sclerosing cholangitis or primary sclerosing cholangitis or sclerosing cholangitis or sclerosing cholangitis.

ICD-10:K83.01
Short Description:Primary sclerosing cholangitis
Long Description:Primary sclerosing cholangitis

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 K83.01 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Cirrhosis of liver with primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Sclerosing cholangitis
  • Sclerosing cholangitis

Clinical Information

  • 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.

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code K83.01 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 444 - DISORDERS OF THE BILIARY TRACT WITH MCC
  • 445 - DISORDERS OF THE BILIARY TRACT WITH CC
  • 446 - DISORDERS OF THE BILIARY TRACT WITHOUT CC/MCC

Replacement Code

K8301 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

  • K83.0 - Cholangitis

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 2019 - Code Added, 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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