Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 556.6
Universal ulcerative (chronic) colitis
  • Short description: UNIVRSL ULCERTVE COLITIS.
  • ICD-9-CM 556.6 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 556.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2008 version of ICD-9-CM 556.6.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 556.6: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015.
Disease Synonyms
  • Abscess of intestine due to chronic ulcerative pancolitis
  • Chronic ulcerative pancolitis
  • Chronic ulcerative pancolitis w abscess
  • Chronic ulcerative pancolitis w complication
  • Chronic ulcerative pancolitis w fistula
  • Chronic ulcerative pancolitis w obstruction
  • Chronic ulcerative pancolitis w rectal bleeding
  • Chronic ulcerative pancolitis with abscess
  • Chronic ulcerative pancolitis with complication
  • Chronic ulcerative pancolitis with fistula
  • Chronic ulcerative pancolitis with obstruction
  • Chronic ulcerative pancolitis with rectal bleeding
  • Complication due to chronic ulcerative pancolitis
  • Fistula of intestine due to chronic ulcerative pancolitis
  • Intestinal obstruction due to chronic ulcerative pancolitis
  • Rectal hemorrhage due to chronic ulcerative pancolitis
  • Ulcerative pancolitis, chronic
Applies To
  • Pancolitis
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 556.6 converts approximately to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM K51.00 Ulcerative (chronic) pancolitis without complications
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 556.6:
  • Colitis (acute) (catarrhal) (croupous) (cystica superficialis) (exudative) (hemorrhagic) (noninfectious) (phlegmonous) (presumed noninfectious) 558.9
  • Pancolitis 556.6
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