ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 19, 2017
K57.2 is NOT a complete or valid ICD 10 diagnosis code.

You should code each health care encounter to the level of certainty known for that encounter. When sufficient clinical information is not known or available to assign a more specific code, it is acceptable to report the appropriate unspecified code.

See below for more specifc codes relating to
Diverticulitis of large intestine with perforation and abscess
Inclusion Term
  • Diverticulitis of colon with peritonitis
Excludes1
  • diverticulitis of both small and large intestine with perforation and abscess (K57.4-)

More specific codes for Diverticulitis of large intestine with perforation and abscess

  • K57.20 - Diverticulitis of large intestine with perforation and abscess without bleeding
  • K57.21 - Diverticulitis of large intestine with perforation and abscess with bleeding
See also ICD 10 code for
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

When ICD 10 was implemented on October 1, 2015, it did not affect physicians', outpatient facilities', and hospital outpatient departments' use of CPT codes on Medicare Fee-For-Service claims. Providers should continue to use CPT codes to report these services.