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ICD 9 Epiploic Appendagitis

  1. Default Epiploic appendagitis
    Medical Coding Books
    I would use 569.89

    Raghupathy Dharmaraj, CPC,CPC-H,CEDC

  2. Default See Coding Clinic 2nd Q 2013, page 31

    The patient was admitted to the hospital with left lower quadrant pain, nausea and vomiting and diarrhea. CT scan of the abdomen showed epiploic appendagitis. The provider listed "Epiploic appendagitis" in the final diagnostic statement. How should "epiploic appendagitis" be coded in ICD-10-CM?


    Query the provider as to whether this is a localized peritonitis (inflammation in the peritoneum). If the provider confirms and documents the diagnosis as peritonitis, it may be coded as such. Assign code K65.9, Peritonitis, unspecified. Assign also code Q43.8, Other specified congenital anomalies of the intestine, for the epiploic appendage. Although the Alphabetic Index cross-references "peritonitis," under the term "epiploitis," if the patient does not have peritonitis, code K65.9 should not be assigned. Assign instead code K63.89, Other specified diseases of the intestine."

  3. Default epiloic appendagitis ICD-10
    K63.89 Other specified diseases of intestine

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