ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 22, 2017

See: Other and unspecified intestinal obstruction

K56.60 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
Unspecified intestinal obstruction
Excludes1
  • intestinal obstruction due to specified condition-code to condition

More specific codes for Unspecified intestinal obstruction

  • K56.600 - Partial intestinal obstruction, unspecified as to cause
  • K56.601 - Complete intestinal obstruction, unspecified as to cause
  • K56.609 - Unspecified intestinal obstruction, unspecified as to partial versus complete obstruction
See also ICD 10 code for
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to K56.60 Unspecified intestinal obstruction

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.