Billable Medical Code for Acute Pancreatitis
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 577.0
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 577.0.
Pancreatitis is also known as abscess of pancreas, acute biliary pancreatitis, acute pancreatitis (pancreas inflammation), acute pancreatitis due to alcohol, acute pancreatitis due to common bile duct calculus, alcohol induced pancreatitis, alcoholic pancreatitis, alcohol-induced acute pancreatitis, alcohol-induced pancreatitis, biliary acute pancreatitis, choledocholithiasis w acute pancreatitis, cmv pancreatitis, common bile duct stone with acute pancreatitis, cytomegaloviral pancreatitis, cytomegalovirus (CMV) pancreatitis, drug induced acute pancreatitis, drug-induced acute pancreatitis, gallstone pancreatitis, hereditary pancreatitis, idiopathic acute pancreatitis, inflammation of pancreas due to alcohol (disorder), metabolic pancreatitis, pancreatic abscess, pancreatitis, pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas), pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas) from gallstone, pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas), acute, pancreatitis w subcutaneous nodular fat necrosis, pancreatitis with subcutaneous nodular fat necrosis, pancreatitis, acute, pancreatitis, hereditary, and subcutaneous nodular fat necrosis in pancreatitis. This excludes mumps pancreatitis (072.3). This applies to abscess of pancreas, necrosis of pancreas: acute, infective, pancreatitis: NOS, acute (recurrent), apoplectic, hemorrhagic, subacute, and suppurative.
Pancreatitis Definition and Symptoms
Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas caused by autodigestion of pancreatic tissue by its own enzymes. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, upper abdominal pain, abdominal pain that gets worse after eating, tenderness in the abdomen, losing weight without effort, steatorrhea, and abdominal pain that radiates to the back.