ICD-10 Code K85.80

Other acute pancreatitis without necrosis or infection

Version 2019 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

K85.80 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other acute pancreatitis without necrosis or infection. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10: K85.80
Short Description:Other acute pancreatitis without necrosis or infection
Long Description:Other acute pancreatitis without necrosis or infection

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Disorders of gallbladder, biliary tract and pancreas (K80-K87)
      • Acute pancreatitis (K85)

Code History

  • 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 Medical Professionals

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). The diagnosis code K85.80 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.

  • 438 - DISORDERS OF PANCREAS EXCEPT MALIGNANCY WITH MCC
  • 439 - DISORDERS OF PANCREAS EXCEPT MALIGNANCY WITH CC
  • 440 - DISORDERS OF PANCREAS EXCEPT MALIGNANCY WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert K85.80 to ICD-9

The following crosswalk between ICD-10 to ICD-9 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • 577.0 - Acute pancreatitis (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms

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

  • Acute on chronic pancreatitis
  • Acute pancreatitis due to infection
  • Autoimmune pancreatitis
  • Autoimmune pancreatitis type 1
  • Hereditary pancreatitis
  • Infectious pancreatitis
  • Postoperative acute pancreatitis
  • Traumatic acute pancreatitis
  • Viral acute pancreatitis

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 K85.80 are found in the index:

  • - Syndrome - See Also: Disease;
    • - Fitz's - See Also: Pancreatitis, acute; - K85.80

Information for Patients


Pancreatitis

The pancreas is a large gland behind the stomach and close to the first part of the small intestine. It secretes digestive juices into the small intestine through a tube called the pancreatic duct. The pancreas also releases the hormones insulin and glucagon into the bloodstream.

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. It happens when digestive enzymes start digesting the pancreas itself. Pancreatitis can be acute or chronic. Either form is serious and can lead to complications.

Acute pancreatitis occurs suddenly and usually goes away in a few days with treatment. It is often caused by gallstones. Common symptoms are severe pain in the upper abdomen, nausea, and vomiting. Treatment is usually a few days in the hospital for intravenous (IV) fluids, antibiotics, and medicines to relieve pain.

Chronic pancreatitis does not heal or improve. It gets worse over time and leads to permanent damage. The most common cause is heavy alcohol use. Other causes include cystic fibrosis and other inherited disorders, high levels of calcium or fats in the blood, some medicines, and autoimmune conditions. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and oily stools. Treatment may also be a few days in the hospital for intravenous (IV) fluids, medicines to relieve pain, and nutritional support. After that, you may need to start taking enzymes and eat a special diet. It is also important to not smoke or drink alcohol.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.