Complete Details About Coding Constipation ICD -10 CM


With the execution of constipation ICD 10 -CM came various codes and coding rules for some diagnoses.

One of these is the coding of bowel obstruction when the patient presents for this condition that is brought about by another condition.

Before, bowel obstruction was quite often coded as a determination as the physician normally addressed the condition and took care of business up regarding the reason, commonly addressing the reason too. Anyway, that has changed as the constipation ICD 10 coder will find in this coding tip.

What Is Bowel Obstruction Brought About By?

Bowel obstruction constipation ICD 10 normally happens when the lumen of the intestine is either deterred by feces or other debris/foreign bodies or is packed by outside powers like growths or grips.

These are known as "mechanical" reasons for the obstruction. At the point when there is a condition wherein the bowel doesn't work accurately, yet there is no structural problem causing it, it is classified.

We will discuss mechanical bowel obstruction in this coding tip.

Mechanical bowel obstruction constipation ICD 10 can be brought about by various conditions. Probably the most widely recognized causes are:

1.       Attachments or scar tissue that structures after a medical procedure

2.       Foreign bodies (protests that are gulped and block the intestines)

3.       Gallstones (intriguing)

4.       Hernias

5.       Influenced stool

6.       Intussusception (extending of one portion of the bowel into another)

7.       Growths obstructing the intestines

8.       Volvulus (turned intestine)


Side effects might include:

1.       Stomach expanding (expansion)

2.       Stomach totality, gas

3.       Stomach torment and squeezing

4.       Breath smell

5.       Constipation

6.       Loose bowels

7.       Failure to pass gas

8.       Regurgitating


How is bowel obstruction coded in ICD-10-CM?

Bowel obstruction can be because by a wide range of causes as was expressed previously. The constipation ICD 10 -CM index can be somewhat interesting while coding intestinal obstruction.

Some encoders put in an advance notice section.

See the index entries below:

ICD-10-CM Index entry for obstruction, intestine: 


·         Intestine K56.609

·         Complete K56.601

*due to

  *peritoneal carcinomatosis (Coding Clinic for ICD-10 2Q 2017) C78.6

  *specified condition (ICD-10-CM Code Book) – code to condition


·         Incomplete K56.600

·         Partial K56.600


Adhesions (intestinal) (peritoneal) K56.50

Complete K56.52

Incomplete K56.51

Partial K56.51

Adynamic K56.0

By gallstone K56.3

Congenital (small) Q41.9

Large Q42.9

Specified part NEC Q42.8

Neurogenic K56.0

Hirschsprung’s disease or megacolon Q43.1

Newborn P76.9

Due to

Fecaliths P76.8

Inspissated milk P76.2

Meconium (plug) P76.0

In mucoviscidosis E84.11

Specified NEC P76.8

Postoperative K91.30

Complete K91.32

Incomplete K91.31

Partial K91.31

Reflex K56.0

Specified NEC K56.699

Complete K56.691

Incomplete K56.690

Partial K56.690

volvulus K56.2

Constipation ICD 10 Code task begins with the index alongside medical record documentation regarding the reason for the intestinal obstruction.

There are likewise sections for "incomplete" or "complete" intestinal obstruction, so the coder should search for that documentation.

Note that it has no effect assuming the little or internal organ is impeded in code task.


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