2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K59.03

Drug induced constipation

    2017 - New Code 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • K59.03 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 K59.03 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K59.03 - other international versions of ICD-10 K59.03 may differ.
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Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation. In most cases the manifestation codes will have in the code title, "in diseases classified elsewhere." Codes with this title are a component of the etiology/manifestation convention. The code title indicates that it is a manifestation code. "In diseases classified elsewhere" codes are never permitted to be used as first listed or principle diagnosis codes. They must be used in conjunction with an underlying condition code and they must be listed following the underlying condition.
  • code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug (T36-T50
    ICD-10-CM Range T36-T50

    Poisoning by, adverse effect of and underdosing of drugs, medicaments and biological substances

    Code First
    • , for adverse effects, the nature of the adverse effect, such as:
    • adverse effect NOS (T88.7)
    • aspirin gastritis (K29.-)
    • blood disorders (D56-D76)
    • contact dermatitis (L23-L25)
    • dermatitis due to substances taken internally (L27.-)
    • nephropathy (N14.0-N14.2)
    Includes
    • adverse effect of correct substance properly administered
    • poisoning by overdose of substance
    • poisoning by wrong substance given or taken in error
    • underdosing by (inadvertently) (deliberately) taking less substance than prescribed or instructed
    Note
    • The drug giving rise to the adverse effect should be identified by use of codes from categories T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5.
    Type 1 Excludes
    • toxic reaction to local anesthesia in pregnancy (O29.3-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • abuse and dependence of psychoactive substances (F10-F19)
    • abuse of non-dependence-producing substances (F55.-)
    • drug reaction and poisoning affecting newborn (P00-P96)
    • pathological drug intoxication (inebriation) (F10-F19)
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    • code(s) to specify:
    • manifestations of poisoning
    • underdosing or failure in dosage during medical and surgical care (Y63.6, Y63.8-Y63.9)
    • underdosing of medication regimen (Z91.12-, Z91.13-)
    • T36 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T37 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T38 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T39 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T40 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T41 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T42 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T43 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T44 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T45 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T46 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T47 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T48 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T49 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    • T50 Poisoning by, adverse effect of and unde...
    with fifth or sixth character 5
The following code(s) above K59.03 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 K59.03:
  • 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
  • K59
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K59

    Other functional intestinal disorders

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • change in bowel habit NOS (R19.4)
    • intestinal malabsorption (K90.-)
    • psychogenic intestinal disorders (F45.8)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • functional disorders of stomach (K31.-)
    Other functional intestinal disorders
  • K59.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K59.0

    Constipation

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Constipation
ICD-10-CM K59.03 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 391 Esophagitis, gastroenteritis and miscellaneous digestive disorders with mcc
  • 392 Esophagitis, gastroenteritis and miscellaneous digestive disorders without mcc

Convert K59.03 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): New code
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to K59.03:
  • Constipation (atonic) (neurogenic) (simple) (spastic) K59.00
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K59.00

    Constipation, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • drug-induced K59.03

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K59.03
K58.0 Irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea
K58.1 Irritable bowel syndrome with constipation
K58.2 Mixed irritable bowel syndrome
K58.8 Other irritable bowel syndrome
K58.9 Irritable bowel syndrome without diarrhea
K59 Other functional intestinal disorders
K59.0 Constipation
K59.00 …… unspecified
K59.01 Slow transit constipation
K59.02 Outlet dysfunction constipation
K59.03 Drug induced constipation
K59.04 Chronic idiopathic constipation
K59.09 Other constipation
K59.1 Functional diarrhea
K59.2 Neurogenic bowel, not elsewhere classified
K59.3 Megacolon, not elsewhere classified
K59.31 Toxic megacolon
K59.39 Other megacolon
K59.4 Anal spasm
K59.8 Other specified functional intestinal disorders
K59.9 Functional intestinal disorder, unspecified

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