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ICD-10-CM Code K22.3
Perforation of esophagus

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

K22.3 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of perforation of esophagus. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code K223 is used to code Boerhaave syndrome

Esophageal rupture is a rupture of the esophageal wall. Iatrogenic causes account for approximately 56% of esophageal perforations, usually due to medical instrumentation such as an endoscopy or paraesophageal surgery. In contrast, the term Boerhaave's syndrome is reserved for the 10% of esophageal perforations which occur due to vomiting.

Specialty: Gastroenterology
MeSH Code: D004939
ICD 9 Code: 530.4
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for K22.3 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Rupture of esophagus
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Traumatic perforation of (thoracic) esophagus - instead, use code S27.8-

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #368-370 - Major esophageal disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #368-370 - Major esophageal disorders with CC.
  • DRG Group #368-370 - Major esophageal disorders without CC or MCC.
  • DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K22.3 - Perforation of esophagus'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K22.3. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Boerhaave's syndrome(spontaneous esophageal rupture) (K22.3)


Perforation of esophagus (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 530.4 was previously used, K22.3 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: K22 - Other diseases of esophagus

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/K223