ICD-10-CM Code K26
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code K26 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the nine child codes of K26 that describes the diagnosis 'duodenal ulcer' in more detail.
- K26 Duodenal ulcer NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code K26 is used to code Simple PUD
peptic ulcer disease (pud), also known as a peptic ulcer or stomach ulcer, is a break in the lining of the stomach, first part of the small intestine, or occasionally the lower esophagus. an ulcer in the stomach is known as a gastric ulcer while that in the first part of the intestines is known as a duodenal ulcer. the most common symptoms are waking at night with upper abdominal pain or upper abdominal pain that improves with eating. the pain is often described as a burning or dull ache. other symptoms include belching, vomiting, weight loss, or poor appetite. about a third of older people have no symptoms. complications may include bleeding, perforation, and blockage of the stomach. bleeding occurs in as many as 15% of people.
|MeSH Codes:||D010437, D010437, D010437, D010437|
|ICD 9 Codes:||531, 532, 533, 534|
Deep gastric ulcer
Coding Notes for K26 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Includes Notes:
IncludesIncludes notes further define, or give examples of, conditions included in the section.
- Erosion (acute) of duodenum
- Duodenum ulcer (peptic)
- Postpyloric ulcer (peptic)
Additional Code Note:
Use Additional CodeUse Additional Code note means a second code must be used in conjunction with this code. Codes with this note are Etiology codes and must be followed by a Manifestation code or codes.
- Code to identify:
- Alcohol abuse and dependence See code F10.-
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Peptic ulcer NOS - instead, use code K27.-
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K26 - Duodenal ulcer'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K26. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.