Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 568.82
Peritoneal effusion (chronic)
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 568.82 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 568.82 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).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 568.82 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM R18.8 Other ascites
Clinical Information
  • Pathological transudate in the peritoneal cavity
  • Serous fluid which accumulates in the peritoneal cavity in ascites
  • Transudate contained in the peritoneal cavity
568.82 Excludes
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 568.82:
  • Concato's disease (pericardial polyserositis) 423.2
    • peritoneal 568.82
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Concato's (pericardial polyserositis) 423.2
      • peritoneal 568.82
      • pleural - see Pleurisy
  • Effusion
    • peritoneal (chronic) 568.82
  • Polyorrhymenitis (peritoneal) (see also Polyserositis) 568.82
  • Polyserositis (peritoneal) 568.82
    • due to pericarditis 423.2
    • pleural - see Pleurisy
    • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis, polyserositis) 018.9
  • Serositis, multiple 569.89
    • peritoneal 568.82
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 568.82 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.