ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 20, 2017
  ICD-10 Code for Rectal abscess K61.1

K61.1 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

K61.1 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 11 Diseases of the digestive system (K00-K95)
Section K55-K64 Other diseases of intestines (K55-K64)
Category K61 Abscess of anal and rectal regions

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Perirectal abscess
Excludes1
  • ischiorectal abscess (K61.3)

Related Terms to “Rectal abscess”

  • Abscess(connective tissue) (embolic) (fistulous) (infective) (metastatic) (multiple) (pernicious) (pyogenic) (septic) - L02.91
  • Cellulitis(diffuse) (phlegmonous) (septic) (suppurative) - L03.90
    • perirectal - K61.1
    • rectum - K61.1
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.