2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K56.50

Intestinal adhesions [bands], unspecified as to partial versus complete obstruction

    2018 - New Code 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • K56.50 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Intestnl adhesions, unsp as to partial versus complete obst
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM K56.50 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K56.50 - other international versions of ICD-10 K56.50 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Intestinal adhesions with obstruction NOS
The following code(s) above K56.50 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 K56.50:
  • 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
  • K56
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K56

    Paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 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
  • K56.5
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K56.5

    Intestinal adhesions [bands] with obstruction (postinfection)

      2016 2017 2018 - Converted to Parent Code 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Abdominal hernia due to adhesions with obstruction
    • Peritoneal adhesions [bands] with intestinal obstruction (postinfection)
    Intestinal adhesions [bands] with obstruction (postinfection)
ICD-10-CM K56.50 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 388 G.i. Obstruction with mcc
  • 389 G.i. Obstruction with cc
  • 390 G.i. Obstruction without cc/mcc

Convert K56.50 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): New code
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to K56.50:
  • 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-)
  • Band(s)
  • Hernia, hernial (acquired) (recurrent) K46.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K46.9

    Unspecified abdominal hernia without obstruction or gangrene

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Abdominal hernia NOS
    • due to adhesions K56.50 (with obstruction)
  • Obstruction, obstructed, obstructive
    • intestine K56.609
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K56.609

      Unspecified intestinal obstruction, unspecified as to partial versus complete obstruction

        2018 - New Code 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Intestinal obstruction NOS

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K56.50
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
K56.6 Other and unspecified intestinal obstruction
K56.60 Unspecified intestinal obstruction
K56.600 Partial intestinal obstruction, unspecified as to cause
K56.601 Complete intestinal obstruction, unspecified as to cause
K56.609 …… unspecified as to partial versus complete obstruction
K56.69 Other intestinal obstruction
K56.690 Other partial intestinal obstruction
K56.691 Other complete intestinal obstruction

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