ICD-10-CM Code K22.8
Other specified diseases of esophagus
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
K22.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other specified diseases of esophagus. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
Coding Notes for K22.8 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Hemorrhage of esophagus NOS
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 ExcludesType-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
- Esophageal varices - instead, use code I85.-
- Paterson-Kelly syndrome - instead, use code D50.1
- DRG Group #391-392 - Esophagitis, gastroent and misc digest disorders with MCC.
- DRG Group #391-392 - Esophagitis, gastroent and misc digest disorders without MCC.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- External esophageal fistula (disorder)
- Esophageal anastomotic hemorrhage (disorder)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K22.8 - Other specified diseases of esophagus'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K22.8. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.
Equivalent ICD-9 Codes GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code K22.8 and a single ICD9 code, 530.89 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.