2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K56.609

Unspecified intestinal obstruction, unspecified as to partial versus complete obstruction

    2018 - New Code 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
  • K56.609 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Unsp intestnl obst, unsp as to partial versus complete obst
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM K56.609 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K56.609 - other international versions of ICD-10 K56.609 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Intestinal obstruction NOS
The following code(s) above K56.609 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 K56.609:
  • K00-K95
    2021 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 2021 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-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • stenosis of anus or rectum (K62.4)
    Paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia
ICD-10-CM K56.609 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 388 Gastrointestinal obstruction with mcc
  • 389 Gastrointestinal obstruction with cc
  • 390 Gastrointestinal obstruction without cc/mcc
  • 791 Prematurity with major problems
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems

Convert K56.609 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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to K56.609:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K56.609
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
K56.699 …… unspecified as to partial versus complete obstruction
K56.7 Ileus, unspecified
K57 Diverticular disease of intestine
K57.0 Diverticulitis of small intestine with perforation and abscess
K57.00 …… without bleeding
K57.01 …… with bleeding
K57.1 Diverticular disease of small intestine without perforation or abscess

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