2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K38.8

Other specified diseases of appendix

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • K38.8 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM K38.8 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K38.8 - other international versions of ICD-10 K38.8 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Intussusception of appendix
The following code(s) above K38.8 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to K38.8:
  • K00-K95
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range K00-K95

    Diseases of the digestive system

    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the digestive system
Approximate Synonyms
  • Appendiceal colic
  • Appendiceal mass
  • Appendix mass
  • Mucocele of appendix
ICD-10-CM K38.8 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 393 Other digestive system diagnoses with mcc
  • 394 Other digestive system diagnoses with cc
  • 395 Other digestive system diagnoses without cc/mcc

Convert K38.8 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to K38.8:
  • Type 2 Excludes: K56.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K56.1

    Intussusception

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Intussusception or invagination of bowel
    • Intussusception or invagination of colon
    • Intussusception or invagination of intestine
    • Intussusception or invagination of rectum
    Type 2 Excludes
    • intussusception of appendix (K38.8)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to K38.8:
  • Adhesions, adhesive (postinfective) K66.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K66.0

    Peritoneal adhesions (postprocedural) (postinfection)

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Adhesions (of) abdominal (wall)
    • Adhesions (of) diaphragm
    • Adhesions (of) intestine
    • Adhesions (of) male pelvis
    • Adhesions (of) omentum
    • Adhesions (of) stomach
    • Adhesive bands
    • Mesenteric adhesions
    Type 1 Excludes
    • female pelvic adhesions [bands] (N73.6)
    • peritoneal adhesions with intestinal obstruction (K56.5-)
    • appendix K38.8
  • Atrophy, atrophic (of)
    • appendix K38.8
  • Colic (bilious) (infantile) (intestinal) (recurrent) (spasmodic) R10.83
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R10.83

    Colic

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Pediatric Dx (0-17 years)
    Applicable To
    • Colic NOS
    • Infantile colic
    Type 1 Excludes
    • colic in adult and child over 12 months old (R10.84)
    • appendix, appendicular K38.8
  • Cyst (colloid) (mucous) (simple) (retention)
    • appendix K38.8
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • appendix K38.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K38.9

      Disease of appendix, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • specified NEC K38.8
  • Intussusception (bowel) (colon) (enteric) (ileocecal) (ileocolic) (intestine) ( rectum) K56.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K56.1

    Intussusception

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Intussusception or invagination of bowel
    • Intussusception or invagination of colon
    • Intussusception or invagination of intestine
    • Intussusception or invagination of rectum
    Type 2 Excludes
    • intussusception of appendix (K38.8)
    • appendix K38.8
  • Mucocele
    • appendix K38.8
  • Obliteration
    • appendix K38.8 (lumen)
  • Sloughing (multiple) (phagedena) (skin) - see also Gangrene
    • appendix K38.8
  • Strangulation, strangulated - see also Asphyxia, traumatic
    • appendix K38.8

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K38.8
K35.89 Other acute appendicitis
K35.890 …… without perforation or gangrene
K35.891 …… without perforation, with gangrene
K36 Other appendicitis
K37 Unspecified appendicitis
K38 Other diseases of appendix
K38.0 Hyperplasia of appendix
K38.1 Appendicular concretions
K38.2 Diverticulum of appendix
K38.3 Fistula of appendix
K38.8 Other specified diseases of appendix
K38.9 Disease of appendix, unspecified
K40 Inguinal hernia
K40.0 Bilateral inguinal hernia, with obstruction, without gangrene
K40.00 …… not specified as recurrent
K40.01 …… recurrent
K40.1 Bilateral inguinal hernia, with gangrene
K40.10 …… not specified as recurrent
K40.11 …… recurrent
K40.2 Bilateral inguinal hernia, without obstruction or gangrene
K40.20 …… not specified as recurrent

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.