ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 20, 2017

See: Acute pancreatitis

K85.9 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
Acute pancreatitis, unspecified
Inclusion Term
  • Pancreatitis NOS

More specific codes for Acute pancreatitis, unspecified

  • K85.90 - Acute pancreatitis without necrosis or infection, unspecified
  • K85.91 - Acute pancreatitis with uninfected necrosis, unspecified
  • K85.92 - Acute pancreatitis with infected necrosis, unspecified
See also ICD 10 code for
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to K85.9 Acute pancreatitis, unspecified

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.