2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K68.12

Psoas muscle abscess

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • K68.12 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM K68.12 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K68.12 - other international versions of ICD-10 K68.12 may differ.
The following code(s) above K68.12 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 K68.12:
  • 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Iliopsoas abscess
Clinical Information
  • Abscess of the psoas muscles resulting usually from disease of the lumbar vertebrae, with the pus descending into the muscle sheath. The infection is most commonly tuberculous or staphylococcal.
ICD-10-CM K68.12 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 371 Major gastrointestinal disorders and peritoneal infections with mcc
  • 372 Major gastrointestinal disorders and peritoneal infections with cc
  • 373 Major gastrointestinal disorders and peritoneal infections without cc/mcc
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems

Convert K68.12 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to K68.12:
  • Abscess (connective tissue) (embolic) (fistulous) (infective) (metastatic) (multiple) (pernicious) (pyogenic) (septic) L02.91
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L02.91

    Cutaneous abscess, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • psoas muscle K68.12

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K68.12
K65.9 Peritonitis, unspecified
K66 Other disorders of peritoneum
K66.0 Peritoneal adhesions (postprocedural) (postinfection)
K66.1 Hemoperitoneum
K66.8 Other specified disorders of peritoneum
K66.9 Disorder of peritoneum, unspecified
K67 Disorders of peritoneum in infectious diseases classified elsewhere
K68 Disorders of retroperitoneum
K68.1 Retroperitoneal abscess
K68.11 Postprocedural retroperitoneal abscess
K68.12 Psoas muscle abscess
K68.19 Other retroperitoneal abscess
K68.9 Other disorders of retroperitoneum
K70 Alcoholic liver disease
K70.0 Alcoholic fatty liver
K70.1 Alcoholic hepatitis
K70.10 …… without ascites
K70.11 …… with ascites
K70.2 Alcoholic fibrosis and sclerosis of liver
K70.3 Alcoholic cirrhosis of liver
K70.30 …… without ascites

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