AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2018 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-CM Codes

Abscess of Anal and Rectal Regions

A new subcategory was created at category K61, Abscess of anal and rectal regions, for ischiorectal abscess (K61.3). Two new codes were created at this new subcategory to specifically identify horseshoe abscess (K61.31), and other ischiorectal abscess (K61.39), A new code was also created for supralevator abscess (K61.5). Codes already exist for anal abscess (K61.0) and intrasphincteric abscess (K61.4); however, an inclusion term was added at code K61.4 for intersphincteric abscess. Abscesses of the anal and rectal regions are categorized according to their anatomic location: perianal, ischiorectal, intersphincteric, and supralevator. Perianal abscesses...

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