Billable Medical Code for Constipation
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 564.0
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 564.0.
This excludes fecal impaction (560.32), incomplete defecation (787.61), and psychogenic constipation (306.4).
Constipation Definition and Symptoms
Constipation is difficulty in bowel movements such as not being able to empty the colon, and very infrequent bowel movements. Common causes of constipation are dehydration, not enough fiber, stress, a large intake of dairy products, and a disruption to the regular diet, such as traveling.