ICD-10-CM Code R10.83

Colic

Version 2020 Billable Code No Valid Principal Dx Pediatric Diagnoses

Valid for Submission

R10.83 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of colic. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code R10.83 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abdominal colic in child less than or equal to 12 months or colicky pain or endemic colic or evening colic or infantile colic.

The code R10.83 is applicable for patients aged 0 through 17 years inclusive. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a patient outside the stated age range.

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.

ICD-10:R10.83
Short Description:Colic
Long Description:Colic

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 R10.83:

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.
  • Colic NOS
  • Infantile colic

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.
  • colic in adult and child over 12 months old R10.84

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 R10.83 are found in the index:


Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:

  • Pediatric diagnoses - Pediatric. Age range is 0–17 years inclusive (e.g., Reye’s syndrome, routine child health exam).

Synonyms

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

  • Abdominal colic in child less than or equal to 12 months
  • Colicky pain
  • Endemic colic
  • Evening colic
  • Infantile colic

Clinical Information

  • COLIC-. a clinical syndrome with intermittent abdominal pain characterized by sudden onset and cessation that is commonly seen in infants. it is usually associated with obstruction of the intestines; of the cystic duct; or of the urinary tract.
  • BACTERIOCIN PLASMIDS-. plasmids encoding bacterial exotoxins bacteriocins.
  • COLICINS-. bacteriocins elaborated by strains of escherichia coli and related species. they are proteins or protein lipopolysaccharide complexes lethal to other strains of the same species.
  • ABDOMINAL PAIN-. sensation of discomfort distress or agony in the abdominal region.
  • COLON ASCENDING-. the segment of large intestine between the cecum and the transverse colon. it passes cephalad from the cecum to the caudal surface of the right lobe of the liver where it bends sharply to the left forming the right colic flexure.
  • COLON TRANSVERSE-. the segment of large intestine between ascending colon and descending colon. it passes from the right colic flexure across the abdomen then turns sharply at the left colonic flexure into the descending colon.
  • RENAL COLIC-. a severe intermittent and spasmodic pain in the lower back radiating to the groin scrotum and labia which is most commonly caused by a kidney stone renal calculus passing through the ureter or by other urinary track blockage. it is often associated with nausea vomiting fever restlessness dull pain frequent urination and hematuria.

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code R10.83 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 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.

  • 391 - ESOPHAGITIS, GASTROENTERITIS AND MISCELLANEOUS DIGESTIVE DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 392 - ESOPHAGITIS, GASTROENTERITIS AND MISCELLANEOUS DIGESTIVE DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC

Convert R10.83 to ICD-9

Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen (R10-R19)
      • Abdominal and pelvic pain (R10)

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


Abdominal Pain

Your abdomen extends from below your chest to your groin. Some people call it the stomach, but your abdomen contains many other important organs. Pain in the abdomen can come from any one of them. The pain may start somewhere else, such as your chest. Severe pain doesn't always mean a serious problem. Nor does mild pain mean a problem is not serious.

Call your health care provider if mild pain lasts a week or more or if you have pain with other symptoms. Get medical help immediately if

  • You have abdominal pain that is sudden and sharp
  • You also have pain in your chest, neck or shoulder
  • You're vomiting blood or have blood in your stool
  • Your abdomen is stiff, hard and tender to touch
  • You can't move your bowels, especially if you're also vomiting

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Common Infant and Newborn Problems

It is hard when your baby is sick. Common health problems in babies include colds, coughs, fevers, and vomiting. Babies also commonly have skin problems, like diaper rash or cradle cap.

Many of these problems are not serious. It is important to know how to help your sick baby, and to know the warning signs for more serious problems. Trust your intuition - if you are worried about your baby, call your health care provider right away.


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