2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K85

Acute pancreatitis

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • K85 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM K85 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K85 - other international versions of ICD-10 K85 may differ.
Includes
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  • acute (recurrent) pancreatitis
  • subacute pancreatitis
The following code(s) above K85 contain annotation back-references
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that may be applicable to K85:
  • 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
Clinical Information
  • An acute inflammatory process that leads to necrosis of the pancreatic parenchyma. Signs and symptoms include severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and shock. Causes include alcohol consumption, presence of gallstones, trauma, and drugs.
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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K85
K83.0 Cholangitis
K83.01 Primary sclerosing cholangitis
K83.09 Other cholangitis
K83.1 Obstruction of bile duct
K83.2 Perforation of bile duct
K83.3 Fistula of bile duct
K83.4 Spasm of sphincter of Oddi
K83.5 Biliary cyst
K83.8 Other specified diseases of biliary tract
K83.9 Disease of biliary tract, unspecified
K85 Acute pancreatitis
K85.0 Idiopathic acute pancreatitis
K85.00 …… without necrosis or infection
K85.01 …… with uninfected necrosis
K85.02 …… with infected necrosis
K85.1 Biliary acute pancreatitis
K85.10 …… without necrosis or infection
K85.11 …… with uninfected necrosis
K85.12 …… with infected necrosis
K85.2 Alcohol induced acute pancreatitis
K85.20 …… without necrosis or infection

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