Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 577.1
Chronic pancreatitis
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 577.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 577.1 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: 577.1 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM K86.1 Other chronic pancreatitis
Approximate Synonyms
  • Chronic pancreatitis due to acute alcohol intoxication
  • Chronic pancreatitis due to chronic alcoholism
  • Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas), chronic
  • Pancreatitis chronic, due to alcohol intoxication
  • Pancreatitis chronic, due to chronic alcoholism
  • Pancreatitis, chronic
Clinical Information
  • A chronic inflammatory process causing damage and fibrosis of the pancreatic parenchyma. Signs and symptoms include abdominal pain, malabsorption and diabetes mellitus
  • Inflammation of the pancreas that is characterized by recurring or persistent abdominal pain with or without steatorrhea or diabetes mellitus. It is characterized by the irregular destruction of the pancreatic parenchyma which may be focal, segmental, or diffuse
Applies To
  • Chronic pancreatitis:
    • NOS
    • infectious
    • interstitial
  • Pancreatitis:
    • painless
    • recurrent
    • relapsing
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 577.1:
  • Achylia
    • pancreatica 577.1
  • Pancreatitis 577.0
    • chronic (infectious) 577.1
      • recurrent 577.1
    • interstitial (chronic) 577.1
    • painless 577.1
    • recurrent 577.1
    • relapsing 577.1
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