2018/2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K56.0

Paralytic ileus

Applicable To
  • Paralysis of bowel
  • Paralysis of colon
  • Paralysis of intestine
Type 1 Excludes
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A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as K56.0. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • gallstone ileus (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K56.3

    Gallstone ileus

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Obstruction of intestine by gallstone
  • ileus NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K56.7

    Ileus, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    • intestinal obstruction with hernia (K40-K46)
  • obstructive ileus NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K56.69

    Other intestinal obstruction

      2016 2017 2018 - Deleted Code 2018 - New Code 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Enterostenosis NOS
    • Obstructive ileus NOS
    • Occlusion of colon or intestine NOS
    • Stenosis of colon or intestine NOS
    • Stricture of colon or intestine NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • intestinal obstruction due to specified condition-code to condition
The following code(s) above K56.0 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
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  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
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that may be applicable to K56.0:
  • 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
  • K56
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K56

    Paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital stricture or stenosis of intestine (Q41-Q42)
    • cystic fibrosis with meconium ileus (E84.11)
    • ischemic stricture of intestine (K55.1)
    • meconium ileus NOS (P76.0)
    • neonatal intestinal obstructions classifiable to P76.-
    • obstruction of duodenum (K31.5)
    • postprocedural intestinal obstruction (K91.3-)
    • stenosis of anus or rectum (K62.4)
    Paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia
Approximate Synonyms Clinical Information ICD-10-CM K56.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):

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Code History

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to K56.0:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K56.0
K55.20 …… without hemorrhage
K55.21 …… with hemorrhage
K55.3 Necrotizing enterocolitis
K55.30 …… unspecified
K55.31 Stage 1 necrotizing enterocolitis
K55.32 Stage 2 necrotizing enterocolitis
K55.33 Stage 3 necrotizing enterocolitis
K55.8 Other vascular disorders of intestine
K55.9 Vascular disorder of intestine, unspecified
K56 Paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia
K56.0 Paralytic ileus
K56.1 Intussusception
K56.2 Volvulus
K56.3 Gallstone ileus
K56.4 Other impaction of intestine
K56.41 Fecal impaction
K56.49 Other impaction of intestine
K56.5 Intestinal adhesions [bands] with obstruction (postinfection)
K56.50 Intestinal adhesions [bands], unspecified as to partial versus complete obstruction
K56.51 Intestinal adhesions [bands], with partial obstruction
K56.52 Intestinal adhesions [bands] with complete obstruction

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