Specific code 2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 556.8
Other ulcerative colitis
  • ICD-9-CM 556.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 556.8 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2013 version of ICD-9-CM 556.8.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 556.8: 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 556.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM K51.80 Other ulcerative colitis without complications
Approximate Synonyms
  • Eosinophilic ulcerative colitis
  • Idiopathic diffuse ulcerative nongranulomatous enteritis
  • Mild chronic ulcerative colitis
  • Severe chronic ulcerative colitis
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Ulcerative colitis, eosinophilic
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 556.8:
  • Colitis (acute) (catarrhal) (croupous) (cystica superficialis) (exudative) (hemorrhagic) (noninfectious) (phlegmonous) (presumed noninfectious) 558.9
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