2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K51.5

Left sided colitis

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • K51.5 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM K51.5 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K51.5 - other international versions of ICD-10 K51.5 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Left hemicolitis
The following code(s) above K51.5 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 K51.5:
  • K00-K95
    2019 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
  • K50-K52
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range K50-K52

    Noninfective enteritis and colitis

    Includes
    • noninfective inflammatory bowel disease
    Type 1 Excludes
    Noninfective enteritis and colitis
  • K51
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K51

    Ulcerative colitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • Crohn's disease [regional enteritis] (K50.-)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify manifestations, such as:
    • pyoderma gangrenosum (L88)
    Ulcerative colitis
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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K51.5
K51.319 Ulcerative (chronic) rectosigmoiditis with unspecified complications
K51.4 Inflammatory polyps of colon
K51.40 …… without complications
K51.41 Inflammatory polyps of colon with complications
K51.411 Inflammatory polyps of colon with rectal bleeding
K51.412 Inflammatory polyps of colon with intestinal obstruction
K51.413 Inflammatory polyps of colon with fistula
K51.414 Inflammatory polyps of colon with abscess
K51.418 Inflammatory polyps of colon with other complication
K51.419 Inflammatory polyps of colon with unspecified complications
K51.5 Left sided colitis
K51.50 …… without complications
K51.51 Left sided colitis with complications
K51.511 Left sided colitis with rectal bleeding
K51.512 Left sided colitis with intestinal obstruction
K51.513 Left sided colitis with fistula
K51.514 Left sided colitis with abscess
K51.518 Left sided colitis with other complication
K51.519 Left sided colitis with unspecified complications
K51.8 Other ulcerative colitis
K51.80 …… without complications

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