ICD-10-CM Code K83.3

Fistula of bile duct

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

K83.3 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of fistula of bile duct. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code K83.3 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bile duct leakage, bile duct leakage, bile leakage after removal of t-tube, biliary anastomotic leak, bronchobiliary fistula, choledochoduodenal fistula, etc

ICD-10:K83.3
Short Description:Fistula of bile duct
Long Description:Fistula of bile duct

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 K83.3:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Choledochoduodenal fistula

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 K83.3 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:

  • Bile duct leakage
  • Bile duct leakage
  • Bile leakage after removal of T-tube
  • Biliary anastomotic leak
  • Bronchobiliary fistula
  • Choledochoduodenal fistula
  • Disorders of biliary tract anastomosis
  • Fistula of bile duct
  • Leakage of bile
  • Leakage of bile
  • Leakage of bile
  • Leakage of bile
  • Leakage of bile from accessory bile duct
  • Leakage of bile from choledochotomy
  • Post-cholecystectomy bile leakage
  • Tracheobiliary fistula
  • Vascular-biliary fistula

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code K83.3 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

Convert K83.3 to ICD-9

  • 576.4 - Fistula of bile duct

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 - 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


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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Fistulas

A fistula is an abnormal connection between two parts inside of the body. Fistulas may develop between different organs, such as between the esophagus and the windpipe or the bowel and the vagina. They can also develop between two blood vessels, such as between an artery and a vein or between two arteries.

Some people are born with a fistula. Other common causes of fistulas include

  • Complications from surgery
  • Injury
  • Infection
  • Diseases, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis

Treatment depends on the cause of the fistula, where it is, and how bad it is. Some fistulas will close on their own. In some cases, you may need antibiotics and/or surgery.


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