ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 23, 2017

See: Ulcerative (chronic) proctitis

K51.21 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.

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Ulcerative (chronic) proctitis with complications

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More specific codes for Ulcerative (chronic) proctitis with complications

  • K51.211 - Ulcerative (chronic) proctitis with rectal bleeding
  • K51.212 - Ulcerative (chronic) proctitis with intestinal obstruction
  • K51.213 - Ulcerative (chronic) proctitis with fistula
  • K51.214 - Ulcerative (chronic) proctitis with abscess
  • K51.218 - Ulcerative (chronic) proctitis with other complication
  • K51.219 - Ulcerative (chronic) proctitis with unspecified complications
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Questions related to K51.21 Ulcerative (chronic) proctitis with complications

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.