Home » Categories » ICD-9-CM Coding

ICD-9 code Periampullary diverticulum


Question

What is the proper way to code a periampullary diverticulum found on an ERCP?

Answer

A periampullary diverticulum is defined as a diverticulum found on either side of the ampulla of vater, specifically within  2-3 cm of the ampulla of vater.  The ampulla of vater is located at the halfway point of the 2nd part of the duodenum and represents the point where the common bile duct and pancreatic bile duct merge together and enter the duodenum.  Because of the location of the ampulla of vater, and a code that is not specific to this area, a code for a diveriticulum of the duodendum is recommended 562.00.

Disclaimer: All articles intended for general consumption only and not as a recommendation for a specific situation. Readers should consult an official source (AHA, AMA, etc.) or a qualified attorney for specific legal guidance.
Attachments Attachments
There are no attachments for this article.
Related Articles RSS Feed
Pressure Ulcers
Viewed 1374 times since Fri, May 6, 2011
Wound Care
Viewed 1255 times since Thu, Apr 14, 2011
Incidental Pregnancy
Viewed 5884 times since Wed, Nov 17, 2010
Coding Signs and Symptoms vs. Imaging Results
Viewed 2458 times since Tue, Nov 16, 2010
Abdominal and Pelvic Pain
Viewed 1039 times since Tue, Aug 23, 2011
Two Separate Incisions to Complete Appendectomy
Viewed 4282 times since Wed, Nov 17, 2010
History of HTN
Viewed 2214 times since Thu, Jul 7, 2011
Surgery For FB Foot Nothing Found
Viewed 1390 times since Thu, Apr 28, 2011
Borderline Serous Ovarian Tumor
Viewed 4658 times since Tue, Jun 14, 2011
Procedure Code-Delivery Following Fetal Demise
Viewed 3678 times since Sat, Jan 29, 2011
Quorum Health Resources, LLC :: 105 Continental Place Brentwood, TN 37027 :: Phone: (615) 371-4506