Paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia K56

  • K56 should not be used for reimbursement purposes. Please select a more specific diagnosis below.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM K56 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K56 - other international versions of ICD-10 K56 may differ.
Type 1 Excludes:
  • congenital stricture or stenosis of intestine (Q41-Q42)
  • cystic fibrosis with meconium ileus (E84.11)
  • ischemic stricture of intestine (K55.1)
  • meconium ileus NOS (P76.0)
  • neonatal intestinal obstructions classifiable to P76.-
  • obstruction of duodenum (K31.5)
  • postprocedural intestinal obstruction (K91.3-)
  • stenosis of anus or rectum (K62.4)

Codes: = Billable

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.