Billable Medical Code for Intestinal Infection Due to Clostridium Difficile
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 008.45
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 008.45.
The Short Description Is: Int inf clstrdium dfcile
C diff colitis may be referred to as c difficile colitis, c difficile diarrhea, clostridium difficile colitis, clostridium difficile colitis infection, clostridium difficile diarrhea, pseudomembranous colitis, pseudomembranous enterocolitis. This can be applied to pseudomembranous colitis.
C Diff Colitis Definition and Symptoms
C diff colitis is a bacteria known as clostridium difficile. It is considered one of the primary causes of infectious diarrhea in the United States. This bacteria can become contagious and passed from person to person. With mild to life threatening symptoms, C diff is diagnosed through stool specimens of intestinal testing.