2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K59.81

Ogilvie syndrome

    2021 - New Code Billable/Specific Code
  • K59.81 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • ICD-10-CM K59.81 is a new 2021 ICD-10-CM code that became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K59.81 - other international versions of ICD-10 K59.81 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction (ACPO)
The following code(s) above K59.81 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 K59.81:
  • 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
  • K59
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K59

    Other functional intestinal disorders

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    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
ICD-10-CM K59.81 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 391 Esophagitis, gastroenteritis and miscellaneous digestive disorders with mcc
  • 392 Esophagitis, gastroenteritis and miscellaneous digestive disorders without mcc
Code History
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): New code

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to K59.81:
  • ACPO K59.81 (acute colonic pseudo-obstruction)
  • Pseudo-obstruction intestine (acute) (chronic) (idiopathic) (intermittent secondary) (primary) K59.89
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K59.89

    Other specified functional intestinal disorders

      2021 - New Code Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Atony of colon
    • Pseudo-obstruction (acute) (chronic) of intestine
    • colonic K59.81
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Ogilvie K59.81

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K59.81
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
K59.81 Ogilvie syndrome
K59.89 Other specified functional intestinal disorders
K59.9 Functional intestinal disorder, unspecified
K60 Fissure and fistula of anal and rectal regions
K60.0 Acute anal fissure
K60.1 Chronic anal fissure
K60.2 Anal fissure, unspecified
K60.3 Anal fistula
K60.4 Rectal fistula
K60.5 Anorectal fistula
K61 Abscess of anal and rectal regions

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