Billable Medical Code for Colitis, Enteritis, and Gastroenteritis of Presumed Infectious Origin
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 009.1
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 009.1.
The Short Description Is: Enteritis of infect orig.
Colitis is also known as enteropathic arthritis of foot, enteropathic arthritis of L ankle, enteropathic arthritis of left ankle, enteropathic arthritis of R ankle, and enteropathic arthritis of right ankle. This excludes colitis NOS (558.9), enteritis NOS (558.9), and gastroenteritis NOS (558.9).
Colitis Definition and Symptoms
Colitis is when the lining of the colon becomes inflamed. The most common causes of colitis are infection, loss of blood supply to colon, and IBS. Symptoms may be diarrhea, blood in the stool, abdominal pain, and bloating.