Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 556.2
Ulcerative (chronic) proctitis
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Ulcerative proctitis.
  • ICD-9-CM 556.2 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 556.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Abscess of intestine due to chronic ulcerative proctitis
  • Chronic ulcerative proctitis w abscess
  • Chronic ulcerative proctitis w complication
  • Chronic ulcerative proctitis w fistula
  • Chronic ulcerative proctitis w obstruction
  • Chronic ulcerative proctitis w rectal bleeding
  • Chronic ulcerative proctitis with abscess
  • Chronic ulcerative proctitis with complication
  • Chronic ulcerative proctitis with fistula
  • Chronic ulcerative proctitis with obstruction
  • Chronic ulcerative proctitis with rectal bleeding
  • Complication due to chronic ulcerative proctitis
  • Fistula of intestine due to chronic ulcerative proctitis
  • Intestinal obstruction due to chronic ulcerative proctitis
  • Nonspecific ulcerative proctitis
  • Proctocolitis
  • Rectal hemorrhage due to chronic ulcerative proctitis
  • ulcerative proctitis
  • Ulcerative proctitis, nonspecific
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 556.2 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K51.20 Ulcerative (chronic) proctitis without complications
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 556.2:
  • Colitis (acute) (catarrhal) (croupous) (cystica superficialis) (exudative) (hemorrhagic) (noninfectious) (phlegmonous) (presumed noninfectious) 558.9
  • Proctitis 569.49
    • idiopathic 556.2
      • with ulcerative sigmoiditis 556.3
    • ulcerative (chronic) (nonspecific) 556.2
      • with ulcerative sigmoiditis 556.3
  • Proctocolitis, idiopathic 556.2
    • with ulcerative sigmoiditis 556.3
  • Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative 707.9
    • proctitis 556.2
      • with ulcerative sigmoiditis 556.3
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